Communion. The Eucharist. The Lord’s Supper. The HolyFeast. The Table. Whatever name we know it by, the Church has considered the sharing of bread and wine as one of the main ways in which the presence of the Lord is celebrated. In our Anglican Tradition the Eucharist has taken a central place in most gatherings for worship as we see bread taken, blessed, broken and shared and wine poured out as a reminder of the death and new life we find in Christ and as a promise of healing, refreshment and a sign of God amongst us. Over Lent we will reflect on some of the key aspects of our Eucharistic ritual - using these as a ‘springboard’ to launch reflections and meditations on the depth and wonder of these ‘ordinary things of bread and wine made special’ which is the sacrament of Holy Communion. Taking the themes of Gathering. Word. Peace. Broken. Blessed. we will consider both online and in discussion at the Church what these different themes may offer us in our ongoing sharing of the Eucharist and in our daily spiritual walk. Postings will begin on Ash Wednesday, the 10th of February.
At the end of the five subjects from the Eucharist we will move into the time of the Christian year called ‘Passion-tide’ and the last reflections will encourage us to engage with this most sacred time in the Church’s year, through Holy Week and into the resurrection season of Easter with reflections on ‘The Passion’