Holy Eucharist

Holy eucharist: the principal act of christian worship

Holy Eucharist, which the Book of Common Prayer describes as the principal act of Christian worship, is also know as the Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, the Divine Liturgy, the Mass, and the Great Offering.

Our Catechism describes Holy Eucharist as "the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death, and resurrection, until his coming again" (BCP 859).

In Holy Eucharist, God's people are nourished with the Body and Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  

And we most humbly beseech thee, O merciful Father, to hear us; and, of thy almighty goodness, vouchsafe to bless and sanctify, with thy Word and Holy Spirit, these thy gifts and creatures of bread and wine; that we, receiving them according to thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ’s holy institution, in remembrance of his death and passion, may be partakers of his most blessed Body and Blood.
— The Great Thanksgiving, Rite I, Book of Common Prayer