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Every Sunday I call people forward to communion with a short invitation.
The Presiding Bishop-Elect of the Episcopal Church of the United States is the presenter on Eucharist for the “New Tracts For Our Times” series being produced by The Scholar-Priest Initiative.
In the “Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids” (Matthew 25:1-13) the marriage feast is an allegory for the kingdom of heaven. Christ is the bridegroom. There is a joining, a marriage of the opposites in one’s being.
American author, historian, and journalist James Carroll has written a lyrical, challenging and deeply thoughtful piece in the New York Times on “Jesus and the Modern Man.”
In this blog, I have agonized a number of times over my inability as an Anglican to receive communion in the Roman Catholic Church. I have speculated, some would say fantasized, about the possibility Pope Francis might be set to loosen up the restrictions that forbid non-Roman Catholics from sharing fully in the Mass.
In the past month, I have posted here over 5,000 words about eucharist.
Eucharist embodies the fundamental truth of the human condition that we are all one.
Eucharist announces that life is a journey lived most fully when I surrender and open.
Eucharist embodies the truth at the heart of all existence. All of life is gift.
If I am to enter into the fullness of eucharist, I must understand that , just as with my physical body, so with my spiritual body, different food feeds different parts of my being.