In the Lord’s Supper, or communion, the people of God ascend to heaven, and heaven comes down to earth, as the Holy Spirit eucharizes the bread and wine so that we receive Christ. In Holy Communion, heaven and earth meet. But before we stylized the sacrament to make it expedient for large worship gatherings, the early church had some very distinct practices surrounding the experience.
Watch this Seven Minute Seminary with Dr. Ruth Anne Reese as she explains the historical backdrop of the early church’s experience with the Last Supper.
Thanks Dr. Reese! A wonderful reminder of God’s faithfulness and willingness to sacrifice himself for us, fallen sinners, to make us whole by his wounds.