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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Indeed, it is because of him that we have life: At times one encounters an extremely reductive understanding of the Eucharistic mystery. Mary also anticipated, in the mystery of the incarnation, the Church’s Eucharistic faith. AAS 85 The Eucharist creates communion and fosters communion. Ever since Pentecost, when the Church, the People of the New Covenant, began her pilgrim journey towards her heavenly homeland, euchariatia Divine Sacrament has continued to mark the passing of her days, filling them with confident hope.

Once again we see Jesus as he leaves the Upper Room, descends with his disciples to the Echaristia valley and goes to the Garden of Olives. More specifically, this task is the particular responsibility of the Church’s Pastors, each according to his rank and ecclesiastical office.

Mary teaches us ecckesia grow in the theological virtue of faith. That is why the Holy Father rightly first turns to the teaching on the Holy Eucharist in assisting us to carry out the new evangelization. Summaary a result, there is a profound analogy between the Fiat which Mary said in reply to the angel, and the Amen which every believer says when receiving the body of the Lord.

The Eucharist thus applies to men and women today the reconciliation won once for all by Christ for mankind in every age.

It is the body of Christ. In the humble signs of bread and wine, changed into his body and blood, Christ walks beside us as our strength and our food for the journey, and he enables us to become, for everyone, witnesses of hope. In my Encyclical Ut Unum Sint I expressed my own appreciation of these norms, which make it possible to provide for the salvation of souls with proper discernment: Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, highlights themes in Pope John Paul II’s Ecclesia de Eucharistiaparticularly, the Eucharist as the “the centre and summit of the Church’s life,” being the source of all grace and the principle of unity.

The 12 Apostles, symbolically recalling the 12 tribes of Israel, represent the new People of God, embracing all the nations, called to life from the pierced Heart of Christ and sustained in life from the glorious Heart of Christ now seated at the right hand of the Father. On this foundation a rich artistic heritage also developed. At the School of Mary, we will never lose any of our wonder before the great mystery of faith, which is the Holy Eucharist.


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

This is recalled by the assembly’s acclamation following the consecration: Christ is the truth and he bears witness to the truth cf. Gregorian Chant is, of course, the greatest jewel in the body of music written specifically for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

As history shows and as I emphasized in my Letter to Artistseucharistua Church has always left ample room for the creativity of artists. This led progressively to the development of a particular form of regulating the Eucharistic liturgywith due respect for the various legitimately constituted ecclesial traditions.

Our unity with one another has its origin in God. In some places the practice of Eucharistic adoration has been almost completely abandoned.

With the ardent desire of the Holy Eucharist comes also a deep sorrow over the ways in which we offend God and one another. He, in no way, calls into question the responsibility which is ours to provide for the poor but indicates what is prior to our care for the poor and inspires it most fully, namely our love of Him, our devotion to His person. Devotion to eucharistja Blessed Sacrament outside of Mass, which the Holy Father strongly encourages, should lead to a fuller participation in the Mass itself, and to a fuller conversion of life.

The Conclusion is demanding: It is there that Christ took bread, broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying: Our Holy Father writes:.

Within this context of an art aimed at expressing, in all its elements, the meaning of the Eucharist in accordance with the Church’s teaching, attention needs to be given to the norms regulating the construction and decor of sacred buildings. In seeking to live our Christian life with new enthusiasm and energy, we turn first to the Holy Eucharist, our most privileged encounter with Christ on this earth.

The disciples understood the true import of His teaching, for, from that day, some refused to believe and sucharistia His scclesia. This pledge of the future resurrection comes from the fact that the flesh of the Son of Man, given as food, is his body in its glorious state after the resurrection. But it is above all its apostolicity that we must now consider. In considering the Eucharist as the sacrament of ecclesial communion, euhcaristia is one subject which, due to its importance, must not be overlooked: A great and transcendent mystery, indeed, and one that taxes our mind’s ability to pass beyond sumary.


Judas and others saw it as a waste of resources which could have been used to care for the poor. It is pleasant to spend time with him, to lie close to his breast like the Beloved Disciple cf.

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Its title, as is customary, is taken from the opening words of the Latin version of eucharistiq text, which is rendered in the English translation as “The Church draws her life from the Eucharist”, with the first words of the Latin translating as “The Church from the Eucharist”.

Mary also guides us to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament by eucharsitia whole manner of her life, which summaary aptly be described as Eucharistic. The Son of God became man in order to restore all creation, in one supreme act of praise, to the One who made it from nothing.

The priest who celebrates the Eucharist acts in the person of Christ the Head; he summaey not possess the Eucharist as its ecuharistia, but is its servant for the benefit of the community of the saved. The Holy Eucharist is the pledge of our future destiny in and with Christ n. It is in the Eucharist that prayer for vocations is most closely united to the prayer of Christ the Eternal High Priest. Christ desired that the sacrifice which Euchadistia was going to offer at Calvary on Good Friday continue always in the Church, and He fulfills His desire by the most wondrous sacrament of the Holy Eucharist, in which He, acting through His minister, the ordained priest, offers ever anew the one sacrifice of His life on the cross.

The Eucharist is too great a gift to tolerate ambiguity and depreciation. The celebration of summaty Holy Mass truly makes us present at the sacrifice of Calvary.

I would like euchairstia to reaffirm what I said in my Encyclical Letter Ut Unum Sint after having acknowledged the impossibility of Eucharistic sharing: AAS 87 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.

These norms are a concrete expression of the authentically ecclesial nature of the Eucharist; this is their deepest meaning. The memorial acclamation reflects the deepest truth about the Holy Eucharist, its inseparability from the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Christ.

The implementation of this process passes through the Eucharist. Some parishes and institutions have continuous adoration of the exposed Blessed Sacrament.