Have you ever wondered why Christians east a small piece of bread and drink a sip of wine in some Church services? In Year 6, we have been studying the importance and meaning of this ritual, better known as the Eucharist.
Since the earliest days of the Apostles, Christian people have been gathered together for worship, remembering Jesus breaking bread and sharing wine. This act of worship has many names: The Lord’s Supper; Holy Communion; The Mass (an English form of missa, from the Latin word “to send”), and Eucharist, from the Greek word for “thanksgiving”. Each of these names reminds us of a particular aspect of the service’s significance.
On Thursday 23rd March, Year 6 celebrated a Eucharist in our School. Reverend Len was the celebrant or person to preside this celebration. He was invited by Mrs Cox to explain the meaning and celebrate the Holy Communion because in our RE learning we have been exploring its importance in Christian beliefs. We took some pictures of the experience, which can be seen in the gallery below. Please click on the thumbnails for a larger view.