1 One of the 2 “major” or “Dominical” sacraments – stemming from Christ himself. The other is Baptism

2 Look in the Book of Common Prayer, the Alternative Service Book or the new Common Worship book – and all of them call it “Holy Communion”, though the BCP does also have “The Lord’s Supper”

3 Mark 14:22-26, Matthew 26:26-30, Luke 22:14-20, 1 Corinthians 11:23-25. Try comparing these stories

4 Note these four actions of TAKING, BLESSING, BREAKING and SHARING. You see them at every Communion service, reminding you of how Jesus’s life was taken, blessed, broken and shared – and therefore reminding you of how your life, following his, should be taken, blessed, broken and shared

5 Has it ever dawned on you that that is exactly how our language about the “body” and “blood” of Christ sounds? It must sound very strange indeed to those who are completely strange to it.

6 See SF paper W1