´´Do this in memory of me.´´ This commandment is spoken every week at Catholic Mass, but what does it really mean? Now you can discover how to become the Eucharist as Christ desired. The celebration of the Eucharist is one of the most sacred and ancient traditions in Christianity. The very first Christians gathered together and ate ´´agape feasts´´, sharing and encouraging one another in remembrance of Christ. This tradition has evolved into our modern sacrament of communion, and Catholics rightly consider the Eucharist to be the heart of their faith. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his own Body to eat and Blood to drink, but what did he mean when he gave this commandment? Is it simply remembering and making present what Jesus did at that supper? Or does this command have larger implications? Under Fr. Crosby´s guidance, you will discover the reason it is called a celebration of the Eucharist. You will uncover a fuller meaning and challenge in the gift of the Eucharist through Scripture, the early Fathers, and Liturgy. Through the actions and words of the Church and the example of such inspiring figures as St. Francis of Assisi and Archbishop Oscar Romero. Over the course of these lectures, you will deepen your relationship with Christ and reinvigorate your participation in Mass and communion. By becoming the Eucharist we celebrate, you will understand what it means to live a truly Christian life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Dan Crosby OFM Cap.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000074/bk_nykm_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the bestselling author of The Lamb´s Supper and Signs of Life comes an illuminating work that unlocks the many mysteries of the Catholic sacrament of the Eucharist. Long before the New Testament was a document, it was a sacrament. Jesus called the Eucharist by the name Christians subsequently gave to the latter books of the Holy Bible. It was the ´´New Covenant,´´ the ´´New Testament,´´ in his blood. Christians later extended the phrase to cover the books produced by the apostles and their companions; but they did so because these were the books that could be read at Mass. This simple and demonstrable historical fact has enormous implications for the way we read the Bible. In Consuming the Word: The New Testament and the Eucharist in the Early Church, Dr. Scott Hahn undertakes an examination of some of Christianity´s most basic terms to discover what they meant to the sacred authors, the apostolic preachers, and their first hearers. Moreover, at a time when the Church is embarking on a New Evangelization he draws lessons for Christians today to help solidify their understanding of the why it is Catholics do what Catholics do. Anyone acquainted with the rich body of writing that flows so inspiringly from the hand and heart of Dr. Hahn knows that he brings profound personal insight to his demonstrated theological expertise,” writes Cardinal Donald Wuerl in the foreword to the book. Consuming the Word continues in that illustrious tradition. It brings us a powerful and welcome guide as we take our place in the great and challenging work in sharing the Good News. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sean Runnette. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003534/bk_rand_003534_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You are invited to sit at the table with Jesus in this insightful course. ´´Do this in memory of me.´´ Of all the teachings that Jesus imparted to his disciples, why did he ask that they remember him by sharing a meal? And what does it mean to follow his request today? In these 12 engaging lectures, you will discover the historical context and development of the Last Supper and the Eucharist. As you explore early Christianity and the New Testament, you will come to understand communal meals as Jesus saw them: a way of sharing the Gospel. Looking at the context in which Jesus lived, you will consider the religious significance of food in Judaism and the Greek concept of banquets. As you do so, you will come to understand Jesus´ actions and what meals meant to the earliest Christians. Next, you will turn to the New Testament, exploring the Last Supper and the theme of table fellowship in Luke-Acts and the letters of Paul. Finally, you will consider the spiritual significance of sharing meals and celebrating the Eucharist. You will explore the history, meaning, and significance of the Last Supper and the Eucharistic celebration. At the end of these brilliant lectures, you will emerge with a deep understanding of God´s creation and lavish love. Take this fascinating journey today. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. William L. Burton OFMSSLSTD. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000045/bk_nykm_000045_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the Celtic people of ancient Ireland, the natural world was a continuous prayer. Each mountain held a soul, each river a heart. This ´´Eucharist of nature´´ was living evidence of a divine worldview to which each Celt, as part of the ´´Great Circle´´, belonged. Like the fierce and loving people who beheld it, this sacred vision vanished with the coming of Christianity in the fifth century. Or did it? In The Invisible World, scholar and poet John O´Donohue recovers Celtic spirituality´s original mysteries, sharing practices and beliefs that enrich Ireland and its people to this day. For the Celts all life was sacred, yet they reserved their greatest reverence not for what they could see but for what they could not. Around them they sensed an ´´invisible world´´, the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O´Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves. Alive with loving scholarship and interwoven with prayers and poetry in the Celtic tradition, The Invisible World is an invitation to find freedom from your negativity and return your soul to the grace that is waiting unseen around you at this very moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Donohue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000715/sp_true_000715_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.