Comments: a very difficult dinner party

I'm definitely borrowing a couple of those ideas tomorrow.
Thanks Tom.

Posted by Alastair Cutting at Wednesday, 8 April 2009 at 7:43pm BST

One of the most troubling of the reactions to the story of the initiation by Jesus of the Eucharist can be found in those Anglican churches which seek to act out the Jewish Passover meal without celebrating the Eucharist. In some strange way, these good Christians, some of them Anglican, have reenacted the commemoration of the Passover Meal, without any reference to the Eucharistic Celebration which, in Christian communities, is meant to be: "The New Passover - in my blood" that Jesus offered on the first Maundy Thursday.

By all means, celebrate the Passover Meal; but to neglect the Sacrament of Holy Communion that Jesus left for us, in which to encounter his presence as the unique symbol of the New Covenant which he inaugurated therein, is to negate the very meaning of the sacramental value of it.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 9 April 2009 at 4:30am BST

"Certainly, in our remembrance of the Last Supper, we would not wish to recreate the feelings which were around then." - Tom Ambrose -

This is why the refusal of certain Primates at Lambeth and other places to join in the common reception of the Eucharist was, to many of us, such a contradictory symbol of their Christian calling as leaders in the Church.

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Friday, 10 April 2009 at 11:46am BST
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