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THE SACRAMENT OF THE
EUCHARIST

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 The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord's own sacrifice by means of the

Eucharist. "At the Last Supper, on the night he was betrayed, our Savior instituted the Eucharistic sacrifice of his Body and Blood. This he did in order to perpetuate the sacrifice of the cross throughout the ages until he should come again, and so to entrust to his beloved Spouse, the Church, a memorial of his death and resurrection: a sacrament of love, a sign of unity, a bond of charity, a Paschal banquet 'in which Christ is consumed, the mind is filled with grace, and a pledge of future glory is given to us.'" (SC 47 )

 The Eucharist - Source and Summit of Ecclesial Life


The Eucharist is "the source and summit of the

Christian life." ( LG 11 ) “The other sacraments, and indeed all ecclesiastical ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself, our Pasch."( PO 5 )"The Eucharist is the efficacious sign and sublime cause of that communion in the divine life and that unity of the People of God by which the Church is kept in being. It is the culmination both of God's action sanctifying the world in Christ and of the worship men offer to Christ and through him to the Father in the Holy Spirit."

Finally, by the Eucharistic celebration we already unite ourselves with the heavenly liturgy and anticipate eternal life, when God will be all in all. In brief, the Eucharist is the sum and summary of our faith: "Our way of thinking is attuned to the Eucharist, and the Eucharist in turn confirms our way of

thinking." (St. Irenaeus, Adv. haeres. 4, 18, 5: PG 7/l, 1028. )


EL SACRAMENTO DE LA EUCARIST?A

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“LaSagrada Eucarist?a culmina la iniciaci?n cristiana. Los que han sido elevados ala dignidad del sacerdocio real por el Bautismo y configurados m?s profundamentecon Cristo por la Confirmaci?n, participan por medio de la Eucarist?a con todala comunidad en el sacrificio mismo del Se?or.

 "NuestroSalvador, en la ?ltima Cena, la noche en que fue entregado, instituy? elSacrificio Eucar?stico de su cuerpo y su sangre para perpetuar por los siglos,hasta su vuelta, el sacrificio de la cruz y confiar as? a su Esposa amada, laIglesia, el memorial de su muerte y resurrecci?n, sacramento de piedad, signode unidad, v?nculo de amor, banquete pascual en el que se recibe a Cristo, elalma se llena de gracia y se nos da una prenda de la gloria futura" (SC 47).

LaEucarist?a, fuente y culmen de la vida eclesial

 LaEucarist?a es "fuente y culmen de toda la vida cristiana" (LG 11)."Los dem?s sacramentos, como tambi?n todos los ministerios eclesiales ylas obras de apostolado, est?n unidos a la Eucarist?a y a ella se ordenan. Lasagrada Eucarist?a, en efecto, contiene todo el bien espiritual de la Iglesia,es decir, Cristo mismo, nuestra Pascua" (PO 5).

 "Lacomuni?n de vida divina y la unidad del Pueblo de Dios, sobre los que la propiaIglesia subsiste, se significan adecuadamente y se realizan de manera admirableen la Eucarist?a. En ella se encuentra a la vez la cumbre de la acci?n por laque, en Cristo, Dios santifica al mundo, y del culto que en el Esp?ritu Santolos hombres dan a Cristo y por ?l al Padre" (Instr. Eucharisticummysterium, 6).

 Finalmente,por la celebraci?n eucar?stica nos unimos ya a la liturgia del cielo yanticipamos la vida eterna cuando Dios ser? todo en todos (cf 1 Co 15,28).

 Enresumen, la Eucarist?a es el compendio y la suma de nuestra fe: "Nuestramanera de pensar armoniza con la Eucarist?a, y a su vez la Eucarist?a confirmanuestra manera de pensar" (San Ireneo de Lyon, Adversus haereses 4,18, 5).”


 

 

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