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The Eucharist or the Lord's Supper in the light of the Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue (1972-2015)

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The ongoing Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue highlighted a certain disproportion in the approach of each of the parties to the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper. For Pentecost Christians participation in the Lord's Supper is of secondary importance. Common conversations been shown that in Catholic spirituality the Eucharist occupies a significant and central place. It is the presence of the sacrifice that took place once and for all on the cross of Christ. Pentecostals are not unanimous, however, in the meaning of the Lord's Supper. For this community usually the Lord's Supper means only commemoration of Last Supper. They do not believe, however, that during it the bread and wine will transform truly, really, and substantially into the Body and Blood of Christ, which is the fundamental doctrine of the Catholic Church. The presence of the Savior during this rite, according to the Pentecostals, is only spiritual. Although Pentecostal Christians do not attach so much importance to the Eucharist, as Catholics do, nevertheless for the followers of both communities this celebration is an important spiritual experience. This article aims to show similarities and differences in relation to the above issues in the light of the Catholic-Pentecostal dialogue.
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  • Faculty of Theology, University of Opole, 1 B Wojciecha Drzymały Str., 45-342 Opole, Poland
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