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Describe and explain the way in which Christians celebrate Holy Communion'
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RS: Coursework number 2: Christianity
'Describe and explain the way in which Christians celebrate Holy Communion'
There are many different ways in which Christians celebrate Holy Communion, depending on the denomination of Christianity, in which they belong. Holy Communion is one of the seven sacraments found in Christianity. A sacrament is an outward physical act with an inward, deeper meaning, which can be obtained through various, specific rituals. In the case of Holy Communion, which is also known as the Eucharist meal or Mass, Christian worshippers believe that they receive the body and the blood of Jesus Christ, through the act of eating the bread, which symbolises Christ's body, and by drinking the wine, said to be his blood. This sacrament originates back to the lord's last supper. There are various beliefs about the symbolism of this ritual; these beliefs will be separately explored, focussing on the different Christian denominations.
Jesus' last supper celebrated the Passover story. This was when Moses had warned Pharaoh that all newly born Egyptian boys would die if the Jews were stopped from freeing themselves, and travel to the Promised Land. After Pharaoh had refused to make this happen, all Egyptian
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