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The Body and Blood of Christ
June 6, 2021
Working with the Word

Study of the Readings
ed. by
Joyce Ann Zimmerman,
et al

• Words,     Phrases
To the point
• First Two     Readings
• Experience

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The Word Embodied

John Kavanaugh, SJ

An Embodied God

Communion … re-enacts our redemption. Each time we celebrate this sacrament we embody the covenant of Christ.

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Historical Cultural Context

John J. Pilch

The Meaning of a Meal

Ritual effects a change in status, but a ceremony is a regular and predictable occurrence which confirms and legitimates people's roles and status in a community.

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Thoughts from the Early Church

John Chrysostom

As the old covenant had been ratified by the blood of sheep and calves, so the new covenant was to be ratified by the blood of the Lord.

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Let the Scriptures Speak

Hamm, SJ

The Blood of the Covenant

The ancient world had a way of seeing the obvious: blood carries the stuff of life.

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Scripture In Depth

Reginald H. Fuller

Why was it necessary in the Bible for a covenant to be ratified in blood?

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