• Not much difference at all. Eucharist Comes from the Greek word meaning "Thanksgiving". It is based on the events that happened at the last supper. All Christian groups perform this service except Salvationists and Quakers. The Orthodox differ from the Roman Catholics in the formulations. For example, while holding to seven sacraments they do not sharply distinguish them from other quasi-sacramental actions. Again, they too believe the elements of bread and wine are changed into the real body and blood of Christ in the Eucharist, but do not insist on the term transubstantiation, which was developed in the West after the schism. And they are deeply devoted to the Virgin Mary as the Mother of Christ, but do not require belief in the dogma of her Immaculate Conception, another Western insight. But their main doctrinal difference with the Roman Church is over the authority of the pope, to whom they ascribe merely a primacy of honor. Moreover, they demand celibacy only of their bishops, not their priests. EUCHARIST (Anglican) Anglicans often use the word Eucharist instead of the words Mass or Communion. The prayer book says "The Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again.... The Holy Eucharist is also called the Lord's Supper, and Holy Communion; it is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering." Agreed Statement on Eucharistic Doctrine ANGLICAN/ROMAN CATHOLIC JOINT PREPARATORY COMMISSION In the course of the Church's history several traditions have developed in expressing christian understanding of the eucharist. (For example, various names have become customary as descriptions of the eucharist: lord's supper, liturgy, holy mysteries, synaxis, mass, holy communion. The eucharist has become the most universally accepted term.) An important stage in progress towards organic unity is a substantial consensus on the purpose and meaning of the eucharist. Our intention has been to seek a deeper understanding of the reality of the eucharist which is consonant with biblical teaching and with the tradition of our common inheritance, and to express in this document the consensus we have reached. THE EUCHARIST AND THE SACRIFICE OF CHRIST Christ's redeeming death and resurrection took place once and for all in history. Christ's death on the cross, the culmination of his whole life of obedience, was the one, perfect and sufficient sacrifice for the sins of the world. There can be no repetition of or addition to what was then accomplished once for all by Christ.
  • 7-26-2017 "Luke 22:19 And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20 Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you." The first thing you notice is that nobody but nobody accepts the simplicity of that account. All denominations make up fancy words with no clear meanings, pretending to know something when they don't. Catholics insist that the bread and wine physically become the body and blood of the Christ. The Greek text makes it obvious that a figure of speech is being used, because "this" is a neuter case to agree with "wine" and "bread", not a masculine case to agree with "blood" and "body". They don't even use his name, they call him some title. They refuse to call it "lord's supper" and make up a new name, "Eucharist", capitalized as if it were important somehow. It is not reliable to let people tell you what the bible says. Many people will make up stuff because they don't know what it says, and many will make up stuff because they wish it would not say what it says. You just have to read it for yourself. Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians.

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