We often think of the Eucharist as something we read about first in the New Testament, when Jesus institutes the new Passover as a meal for the Church to celebrate continually. We may not be aware that in fact the Eucharist is a theme that runs throughout the entire Bible.
In this Saturday morning seminar, we will explore this theme from three different—perhaps unusual?—areas:
- Chad Steiner will lead us through several Old Testament texts in the early chapters of Genesis to explore the stories of the first altars: where they were built, by whom, and why; and what this all has to do with the Eucharist as we celebrate it in the Mass;
- Vern Steiner will lead us through the development of the Passover as we encounter it in Exodus, and help us to understand how the first Passover shapes the New Passover Jesus celebrates with his disciples;
- Josh Burks will take us to New Testament texts outside the Gospels (the usual ports of call) and explain how ‘the New Testament’ was in fact a sacrament before it was a written document.
Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be catered by Harbor Coffeehouse.
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