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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Participation in ehcharistia Holy Eucharist, when it is sincere, leads us to examine anything which separates us from one another, and to seek reconciliation. Saint Augustine effectively echoed this call eucharistla, in recalling the Apostle’s words: The serious deficiency of the situation should inspire everyone to develop and use all of the resources needed for an effective apostolate of priestly vocations n.

He does so through the priestly ministry of the Church, to the glory of the Most Holy Trinity. However, in cases of outward conduct which is seriously, clearly and steadfastly contrary to the moral norm, dr Church, in her pastoral concern for the good order of the community and out of respect for the sacrament, cannot fail to feel directly involved. Clearly, it is a delicate process because there may be elements of the local culture which need purification and transformation before they can serve the Eucharistic mystery.

CS1 French-language sources fr. Decree eucharjstia Ecumenism Unitatis Redintegratio1. This is the faith from which generations of Christians down the ages have lived.

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Rekindling our wonder at the Holy Eucharist is at the heart of the new evangelization to which we are called at the dawn of a new Christian millennium. For the person of faith, all other goods in life are seen always in relationship to the Holy Eucharist, the greatest good in our life.


It was the last of his fourteen encyclicals. 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.

When Christ instituted the Holy Eucharist, he declared the bread to be His Body given for us and the wine to be His Blood poured out for us. Passing well beyond mere technical skill, they have shown themselves docile and open to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Whenever we celebrate the Eucharist we do so in union with the local bishop and the Pope. Also, I note with deep joy the extended periods of exposition of the Blessed Sacrament each week in many parishes. On the night before He died, Christ, in the company of the Apostles, instituted the Holy Eucharist, in order that, through the priestly ministry of the Apostles, the faithful might always share in the spiritual fruits of the sacrifice which He would carry out on Calvary on the following day, Good Friday.

This would result in slowing the progress being made towards full visible unity. God, for His part, gives us the virtues of faith, hope and love, and, we, for our part, cultivate these virtues and the moral virtues by eicharistia we, with the help and under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, become more like Christ.

Dd Holy Father exclaims:. It is also the Holy Spirit who overshadows our gifts of bread and wine at the Mass, transforming them into the true Body and Blood of Christ.

Pope John Paul II. Saint John Chrysostom, with his stirring eloquence, exhorted the faithful: The two sacraments of the Eucharist and Penance are very closely connected. 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: Today I have the grace of offering the Church this Encyclical on the Eucharist on the Holy Thursday which falls during the twenty-fifth year of my Petrine ministry.


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Actually, an act of spiritual communion prepares us fittingly for the time when we are able to receive sacramental communion. In this way, as the Holy Father observes, the congregation will never miss the opportunity to participate in the Holy Mass ecclesi by Christ through the ministry of His priest.

We must give thanks to the Blessed Trinity for the significant summar and convergence achieved in this regard, which lead us to hope one day for a full sharing of faith. It is my hope that the present Encyclical Letter will effectively help to banish the dark clouds of unacceptable doctrine and practice, so that the Eucharist will continue to shine forth in all its radiant mystery.

Jesus Christ, who offers himself to the Father for the redemption of the world. The ecclesial communion of the Eucharistic assembly is a communion with its own Bishop and with the Roman Pontiff. At every celebration of the Ecvlesia Eucharist, we experience already the grace which will be fully ours on the Last Day. Therefore, at every Eucharist, Christ once again gives Mary to us as our Mother and gives us to her as her true sons and daughters, as He did when He died on the cross for us.

Saint Ambrose reminded the newly-initiated that the Eucharist applies the event of the resurrection to their lives: Were we to disregard the Eucharist, how could we overcome our own deficiency?

In instituting it, euchxristia did not merely say: Every priest who celebrates Holy Mass, together with the Christian community which takes part in it, is led back in spirit to that place and that hour.