Bread and Wine

The Meaning of Eucharist

Eucharist is a word that comes from Greek and means thanksgiving.  It is one of many terms for the worship service of Holy Communion.  The word Eucharist is found in the New Testament, which was originally written in Greek. The apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 11:23-4, “the Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks (eucharisted), he broke it and said, ‘This is my body that is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’”

In the last fifty years, Eucharist has become increasingly popular term for the worship service, because our worship of God is a thanksgiving for our deliverance from the power of sin, death and other things that are not of God in and through Jesus Christ's death and resurrection.