The Eucharist is also called Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper and is a Christian sacrament or ordinance. It is reenacted in accordance with Jesus’ instruction at the Last Supper, as recorded in all three Gospels: Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In 1 Corinthians it records how the early Christians celebrated what Paul the Apostle called the Lord’s Supper.
“The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it, and said, ‘This is my body which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me. ‘ In the same way he took the cup also, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me'” (1 Cor. 11:23-2)
The synoptic gospels, Mark 14:22-25, Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:13-20, depict Jesus as presiding over the Last Supper. References to Jesus’ body and blood foreshadow his crucifixion, and Jesus identifies them as a new covenant. In the gospel of John, however it recounts his humble act of washing the disciples’ feet, the prophecy of the betrayal, which set in motion the events that would lead to the cross, and the importance of the unity of the disciples with him and each other.
Communion is about Belonging, Celebrating, Listening, Caring, about Making Peace, about
Giving Thanks for Creation and for our New Life. It’s about Sharing a Meal and Going Forth to Make a Better World.