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The origins of the Eucharist: not what you may have thought

Eucharist, Communion, Mass, Lord’s Supper. For the first Christians, it was their central activity. It was what they gathered for. Why? The usual story goes like this. On the day before he died, Jesus gathered with the twelve apostles for … Continue reading

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The Resurrection: what happened?

A few years ago there was a popular game of Bug the Bishop. Every Easter at least one newspaper would come out with a shock horror story about a bishop who didn’t believe in the Resurrection. They don’t do it … Continue reading

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The divine and the Communion rail

Last Sunday I took the Communion service in a familiar church. Time was when I used to do that every Sunday. Doing it occasionally, as a retired priest just helping out, brings back memories but it’s different. The bit that … Continue reading

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