This Sunday, February 22 Kenilworth Union Church will celebrate Communion at our 8, 9 and 10:30 a.m. worship services.
The Eucharist is probably the most important activity the Christian Church participates in and also the most universal. It is one of the few things all Christians everywhere share; I can’t think of an obscure corner of Christendom that does not celebrate the sacrament of the table in some way.
Yet Christians can’t seem to agree on what exactly happens when we celebrate the sacrament. It ranges from a glorified potluck supper among the Unitarians to a cultic ritual among the high Catholics that is so holy the priest is mortified if he drops a crumb of bread or a spills a drop of wine.
In his satirical reference volume The Devil’s Dictionary, Ambrose Bierce famously defined the sacrament of the table:
Eucharist, n.: A sacred feast of the religious sect of the Christians. A dispute once unhappily arose among the members of this sect as to what it was that they ate. In this controversy some five hundred thousand have already been slain and the question is still unsettled.
Please join us for Faith Conversation this Sunday at 9 a.m. to learn more what the Eucharist means to different corners of Christendom and what it probably means to us here at Kenilworth Union.