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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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AAS 75; cf. This aspect of the universal charity of the Eucharistic Sacrifice is based on the words of the Saviour himself. He lists three criteria for normal participation in the Eucharist in the Catholic Church.

The serious deficiency of the situation should inspire sumkary to develop and use all of the resources needed for an effective apostolate of priestly vocations n.

We need but think of the urgent need to work for peace, to base relationships between peoples on solid premises of justice and solidarity, and to defend human life from conception to its natural end. PG 61, ; Cf. Christ desired that the sacrifice which He was going to offer euchharistia Calvary on Good Friday continue always in the Church, and He fulfills His desire by ecclexia 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.

Mary also guides us to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament by the whole manner of her life, which can aptly be described as Eucharistic.

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Ave verum corpus natum de Maria Virgine, vere passum, immolatum, in cruce pro homine! The Eucharist is too great a gift to tolerate ambiguity and depreciation. The document is relatively brief, but significant for its theological, disciplinary and pastoral aspects.


Several years ago I celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of my priesthood. The programme already exists: Mary, throughout her life at Christ’s side and not only on Calvary, made her own the sacrificial dimension of the Eucharist.

Unfortunately, alongside these lights, there are also shadows. If a Christian’s conscience is burdened by serious sin, then the path of exclesia through the sacrament of Reconciliation becomes necessary for full participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice.

Ecclesia de eucharistia summary pdf

Participation in the Eucharistic Sacrifice and Banquet sustains the Church in the unity which her members enjoy because of Baptism. The path itself is long and strewn summaary obstacles greater than our human resources alone can overcome, yet we have the Eucharist, and in its presence we can hear in the depths of our hearts, as if they were addressed to us, the same words heard by the Prophet Elijah: It cannot be subject to the whim of individual or of particular communities.

Our Holy Father exclaims: Inspired by love, the Church is anxious to hand on to future generations of Christians, without loss, her faith and teaching with regard to the mystery of the Eucharist. Our Holy Father observes: The body given up for us and made present under sacramental signs was the same body which she had conceived in her womb! By analogy with the Covenant of Mount Sinai, sealed by sacrifice and the sprinkling of blood, 38 the actions and words of Jesus at the Last Supper laid the foundations of the new messianic community, the People of the New Covenant.

We can see his amazement clearly in what he says about Eucharistic adoration and I conclude now with an excerpt again of what the Pope says about adoration: In many places, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is also an important daily practice and becomes an inexhaustible source of holiness.

Conn, of the Pontifical Gregorian University Faculty of Canon Law, observes how the Holy Father, in his Encyclical, has emphasized certain norms in canon law, which cannot be ignored without disrespect to the Sacrament and disadvantage to the people. EucharistiaCanon 4: Pope John Paul II. Could there ever be an adequate means of expressing the acceptance of that self-gift which the divine Bridegroom continually makes to his Bride, the Church, by bringing the Sacrifice offered once and for all on the Cross to successive generations of believers and thus becoming nourishment for all the faithful?

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Take and eat this, all of you, and eat with it the Holy Spirit.

Encyclical Letter Ecclesia de Eucharistia

It cannot be destroyed by any human force and has its eternal fulfillment in the life which is to come. Their daily activity will thus become truly Eucharistic. Let us take our place, dear brothers and sisters, at the school of the saintswho are the se interpreters of true Eucharistic piety. In the context of the place of the Holy Eucharist in the life of the Catholic community and the necessity of the Eucharistic ministry of the ordained priest, the Holy Father reflects upon the great distress caused to the Church by situations in which a congregation of the faithful is without a priest.

Since Jesus eucharstia of himself as the bread of life in the Gospel today John 6: AAS 28 In the twenty-fifth year of his pontificate, our Holy Father chose to give thanks to God for the years of his service as Successor of Saint Peter by dedicating his fourteenth encyclical letter to the Holy Eucharist, the source and highest expression of our life in Christ.

It is also the reason why we should be sumary attentive to the manner of our dress and our comportment at the Eucharistic Sacrifice and Banquet n. He enters into friendship with us: