S+L logo

Catholics and Methodists see the glory of God because of Eucharist

April 27, 2012
Working for Christian Unity is harder than it sounds. The core of all Christian's faith is Christ. Many Christian denominations have some sort of celebration of Eucharist. Yet many of these Christian confessions who celebrate Eucharist understand that Eucharist differently than we do.
This week the Methodist church and Catholic Church in the United States issued a joint statement on the common ground the two churches share related to Eucharist.
The Methodist Church believes the bread and wine represent the body and blood of Christ and receiving communion is entering into communion with the community of believers. Everyone is welcome to receive communion at a Methodist celebration of the Eucharist, including members of other Christian denominations.
The joint declaration on Eucharist issued by the United Methodist Church and the Roman Catholic Church focuses on the fact that for both churches the celebration of Eucharist enables us to see God's glory in all of creation.
Read the full statement here on the USCCB website
Photo courtesy of Catholic News Service

Related posts

Deacon-structing Sacraments | Part 3: Mysteries, Presence, and Longings
FacebookTwitter
Read the last installment of Deacon Pedro's series on Sacraments in which he discusses mystery, Christ's presence, and Sacramentals. ...read more
Why cherry-picking the Bible is not an option for Catholics
FacebookTwitter
Read what Sebastian Gomes has to say about Jeff Sessions, fundamentalism, and why Catholics today have a responsibility to be biblically literate. ...read more
Deacon-structing Sacraments | Part 2: The Ritual
FacebookTwitter
Deacon Pedro looks at the parts of the ritual that make up a Sacrament and how we understand Jesus' role in instituting them. ...read more
Deacon-structing Sacraments | Part 1: A Sign of Grace
FacebookTwitter
I guess you can’t blame Catholics if they don’t know the meaning of a Sacrament. I was a Catholic for 38 years and had received 5 of the 7 Sacraments before I really came to understand what Sacram ...read more
Deacon-structing Confirmation | Part 5
FacebookTwitter
Last week we saw what happens during the rite of Confirmation. This week, let’s wrap it up. We started off by looking at the Gifts of the Spirit. I think everyone learns about the Gifts of the Spiri ...read more