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date: 16 August 2022

Eucharist 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium
Author(s):
Robert F. TaftRobert F. Taft

(εὑχαριστία, “thanksgiving”), principal Christian liturgical service, called the liturgy or the Divine Liturgy in Byz. usage. Based on Jesus' command (Lk 22:19) to repeat in memory of him what he did at the Last Supper, the Eucharist is first seen (in 1 Cor 10–11) as a ritual meal in which bread and wine are offered and blessed as Jesus' body and blood in memory of his saving work, esp. his sacrificial death (1 Cor 10:26). Originally celebrated in the context of an agape meal, perhaps daily, by the 2nd C. the Eucharist had been separated from the agape, joined to a service of scripture ... ...

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