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Eucharist - Eucharistic Sacrifice
(2,271 words)

Part of Eucharist:

1. Theological

2. Liturgical

3. Eucharistic Sacrifice

Though the Christian religion is a historical revelation, it does not regard itself merely as a conceptual and doctrinal orientation about the primal event of salvation which took place in the past, but rather as the unbroken handing on of that event across the ages down to the actual present. “The whole point of Christianity is that it is present.” (Kierkegaard.) It is only logical, therefore, that the crucial event in the culminati…

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Leo Scheffczyk, “Eucharist - Eucharistic Sacrifice”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2016

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