Ecclesia de Eucharistia is an encyclical by Pope John Paul II published on April 17, . External links[edit]. Ecclesia de Eucharistia · Summary issued by the Vatican Press Office, Zenit, 17 April REFLECTIONS ON ECCLESIA DE EUCHARISTIA. 1 – Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.. Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the. On Holy Thursday this year () our Holy Father Pope John Paul II published a Letter on the Eucharist (Ecclesia de Eucharistia). Since Jesus talks of himself.

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Mary teaches us to grow in the theological virtue of faith. Here we see the essential connection of the Holy Eucharist and Penance. In the Eucharist we have Jesus, we have his redemptive sacrifice, we have his resurrection, we have the gift of the Holy Spirit, we have adoration, obedience and love of the Father.

The body given up for us and made present under sacramental signs was the same body which she had conceived in her womb!

Church of the Eucharist – Ecclesia de Eucharistia – Pope John Paul II’s Letter

Adoro te devote, latens Deitaswe shall continue to sing with the Angelic Doctor. From the perpetuation of the sacrifice of the Cross and her communion summqry the body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, the Church draws the spiritual power needed to carry out her mission. Simeon stated so directly: The text of Ecclesia de Eucharistia consists of an introduction, six chapters and a conclusion, the entirety divided into 62 sections.

Do not pay him homage in the temple clad in silk, only then to neglect him outside where he is cold and ill-clad.

Archbishop Amato observes ecclesiaa close connection between Our Lady and the Eucharist in the theology, patristic teaching, devotional life, and art of the Rcclesia, as reinforced by the Holy Father’s Encyclical. Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist we do so in union with the local bishop and the Pope. When a community lacks a priest, attempts are rightly made somehow to remedy the situation so that it can continue its Sunday celebrations, and those religious and laity who lead their brothers and sisters in prayer exercise in a praiseworthy way the common priesthood of all the faithful based on the grace of Baptism.


Ecclesia de eucharistia summary pdf

Just as we are most perfectly united with Christ through participation in the Holy Eucharist, so Mary, from the very moment of the Incarnation, poured out, with her Incarnate Son, her entire life. The Holy Eucharist is not adequately described as a banquet or meal, for it is a sacrificial banquet, a sacred banquet in which we partake of the holiness of God Himself.

The celebration of the Holy Mass truly makes us present at the sacrifice of Calvary. Other positive signs of Eucharistic faith and love might also be mentioned. This year, the twenty-fifth of my Pontificate, I wish to involve the whole Church more fully in this Eucharistic reflection, also as a way of thanking the Lord for the gift of the Eucharist and the priesthood: Were we to disregard the Eucharist, how could we overcome our own deficiency?

Every commitment to holiness, every activity aimed at carrying out the Church’s mission, every work of pastoral planning, must draw the strength it needs from the Eucharistic mystery and in turn be directed to that mystery as its culmination.

The Eucharist reinforces the incorporation euchariatia Christ which took place in Baptism though the gift of the Spirit cf.

He begs that the liturgical law pertaining to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist be faithfully observed. To contemplate Christ involves being able to recognize him wherever he manifests himself, in his many forms of presence, but above all in the living sacrament of his body and his blood.

The Conclusion is demanding: The Holy Eucharist is true spiritual food, Christ nourishing the life of the Holy Spirit within us through the reception of His glorious Body and Blood.

We praise God for all His wonders, but, most of all, for the greatest of His wonders, the Incarnation.

The Church is united to her Lord who, veiled by the Eucharistic species, dwells within her and builds her up. For that reason, the priest necessarily seeks in the Eucharistic Sacrifice ejcharistia in Eucharistic worship outside of Mass the direction and strength for all of his pastoral activity.


Holy Communion fosters harmony among the members of the Body of Christ. So, too, the Holy Eucharist was entrusted by Christ to the Apostles and has come to us through the unbroken succession of the apostolic ministry n.

In my Encyclical Ut Rcclesia Sint I expressed my own appreciation of these norms, which make it possible to provide for the salvation of souls with proper discernment: Christ’s passover includes not only his passion and death, but also eucharistiw resurrection.

The Holy Father places the Encyclical Letter within the context of the new evangelization and, more specifically, the Year of the Rosary October October as a privileged means of the new evangelization. If, in the presence of this mystery, reason experiences its limits, the heart, enlightened by the grace of the Holy Spirit, clearly sees the response that is demanded, and bows low in adoration and unbounded love.

This worship is strictly linked to the celebration of smumary Eucharistic Sacrifice. No other term has been found to be as adequate in pointing to the Eucharistic mystery.

Reflections on Ecclesia de Eucharistia

Our reflection now turns to the six chapters of Ecclesia de Eucharistia: Christ truly calls us friends by eucaristia us to the Eucharistic Sacrifice and Banquet.

For the same reason, it is never permissible to substitute participation in an ecumenical prayer service or in the liturgical services of one of the Ecclesial Communities for participation in Sunday Mass. He also notes the liturgical abuses which have occurred through a mistaken or incomplete understanding of the reforms mandated by the Second Vatican Ecumenical Council.

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