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Eucharist: Getting Started

An overview of contemporary Catholic theology concerning the mystery of the Eucharist. The importance of biblical, patristic and liturgical studies is addressed.

Introduction

This guide provides a number of useful resources. Use the tabs above to explore these resources concerning the Eucharist.

  • Finding Books--search for print or electronic books, located in a library or online
  • Finding Articles--good places to start when searching for journal articles
  • Websites--links to websites that may provide supplementary material

Note: Many of the resources listed here are limited to use by members of  The University of St. Thomas community (faculty, staff and students). If you are using the Guide off-campus, it will ask for a brief login to identify yourself as a member of The University of St. Thomas community before you can use these resources.

Sanctus

The Sanctus (Latin: Holy) is a hymn from Christian liturgy, forming part of the Order of Mass. In Western Christianity, the Sanctus is sung (or said) as the final words of the Preface of the Eucharistic Prayer, the prayer of consecration of the bread and wine. The preface, which alters according to the season, usually concludes with words describing the praise of the worshippers joining with the angels, who are pictured as praising God with the words of the Sanctus:

Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus
Dominus Deus Sabaoth.
Pleni sunt caeli et terra gloria tua.
Hosanna in excelsis.
Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini.
Hosanna in excelsis.

Eucharist

                    The Last Supper by Pascal-Adolphe-Jean Dagnan-Bouveret (1800s)
 

The Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord's Supper, and other names, is a sacrament Catholics celebrate in accordance with the instruction that, according to the New Testament, Jesus gave at his Last Supper to do in his memory what he did when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and wine, saying, "This is my blood."

Cantus Missae Latin Agnus Dei Holy Mass Ed. Vat. XVIII Gregorian Chant

Subject Guide

Curt LeMay
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