Deacon David Lucheon gives us a brief glimpse at the ideas and insights presented in the book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, by Brant Pitre. Deacon David describes how the Eucharist is a sacrifice, a meal, and the real presence of Jesus by linking the Last Supper to the Passion of Christ as one complete reenactment of the traditional Jewish Passover supper, which, in turn is a reenactment of the original Passover as described in Exodus. "When we look at the mystery of the Last Supper through ancient Jewish eyes, in the light of Jewish worship, beliefs, and hopes for the future, we will discover something remarkable, We will discover that there is much more in common between ancient Judaism and early Christianity then we might first have expected. In fact, we will find that it was precisely the Jewish faith of the first Christians that enabled them to believe that the bread and wine of the eucharist were really the body and blood of Jesus Christ."
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, Part 1:
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