The Eucharist in Scripture
The Eucharist is pervasive in Scripture. From the beginning of Genesis through to the end of Revelation, the story of God’s love for us is the story of the Eucharist. It is central to God’s relationship.
For many, the author included, it can be easy to take for granted the magnificent gift of the Eucharist. Our senses experience bread and wine. Despite knowing the Blessed Sacrament is truly the body, blood, soul and divinity of Jesus, we can begin to treat this Sacrament of Love as if there is nothing beyond the appearance.
The reality is that the Eucharist is truly the body and blood of Jesus. Sacred Scripture can help with this. There are so many prophesies and signs pointing to the Eucharist, it is amazing and astounding to contemplate.
Several pages of Scripture references are provided below. Ultimately, every page of the Bible is Eucharistic, since the Eucharist is the loving gift God makes to us of Himself. He does this so we can unite in intimate union with Him. The Bible tells this story of God’s loving relationship and union with us.
Contemplate these Scripture passages and deepen your love of Jesus’ ultimate gift of love, the Most Holy Eucharist.
The Eucharist in the Old Testament
The Eucharist in the New Testament
Unknown, Bishop Engilmar Celebrating Mass, about 1030 – 1040, Tempera colors, gold leaf, and ink on parchment, Leaf: 23.2 x 16 cm (9 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.), The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Giorgio Vasari II (Italian, 1511-1574) (Artist), The Last Supper, ca. 1545 (Renaissance), Florence, Italy (Place of Origin), Painted surface H: 12 11/16 x W: 31 9/16 x D excluding cradle: 3/8 in. (32.2 x 80.2 x 1 cm), Walters Museum