The Eucharist: Come to the Table, Take and Eat

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 51 mins
Fordham University
Audio Download + Subscription
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Audio Download + Subscription
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Includes Free Study Guide

The Eucharist: Come to the Table, Take and Eat

Podcast-style audio & video course -
Length: 51 mins
Fordham University
Includes Free Study Guide
Audio Download + Subscription
$0.00

Audio Sample:

Celebrate the greatest sign of Christ’s presence with us: the Eucharist.

As summarized in Vatican II, the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, 11). In this concise course, you will explore the history, practice, and importance of the Eucharist. Whether you are a lifelong Catholic or a newcomer, you are sure to find new insights in these lectures.

This 2-disc program makes a perfect gift. It is also ideal for group discussion, and it is an invaluable additional to any parish library. You may wish to consider purchasing multiple copies.

Your guide is Fordham University professor Rev. Thomas Scirghi, S.J., Ph.D. Under his guidance, you will explore the importance of Thanksgiving, the scriptural roots of the Eucharist in the Last Supper, the ideas of presence and sacrifice, and the story of Emma

Audio Sample:

Celebrate the greatest sign of Christ’s presence with us: the Eucharist.

As summarized in Vatican II, the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life” (Lumen Gentium, 11). In this concise course, you will explore the history, practice, and importance of the Eucharist. Whether you are a lifelong Catholic or a newcomer, you are sure to find new insights in these lectures.

This 2-disc program makes a perfect gift. It is also ideal for group discussion, and it is an invaluable additional to any parish library. You may wish to consider purchasing multiple copies.

Your guide is Fordham University professor Rev. Thomas Scirghi, S.J., Ph.D. Under his guidance, you will explore the importance of Thanksgiving, the scriptural roots of the Eucharist in the Last Supper, the ideas of presence and sacrifice, and the story of Emmaus. You will also come to understand the four-fold presence of Christ in the Liturgy: in the Eucharistic elements, Word, minister, and assembly.

In studying the ritual, as well as the roots and development of the Eucharist in the Church’s history, you will understand the celebration of the Eucharist as never before. This is a truly essential course for Christians of all ages and positions: students, pastors, and lifelong learners alike will find these lectures enlightening. Explore this “summary of our faith” today.

** This program was originally part of Signs of God’s Grace: A Journey Through the Sacraments.

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Fr. Thomas J. Scirghi is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University, where he specializes in the theology of sacraments and liturgy, as well as homiletics, the theory and practice of preaching. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, California; an S.T.L. from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts; and the Doctor of Theology from Boston University. A member of the New York Province of Jesuits, he has taught at the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and the Jesuit College of Theology in Melbourne, Australia. In 2013, he was appointed to the Thomas More Chair of Catholic Studies, a joint appointment to the University of Western Australia and the University of Notre Dame, Australia. He has lectured on liturgy and preaching for clergy and laity throughout America, as well as in Africa, Asia, and Australia. Recently he published Everything Is Sacred: An Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism (Paraclete Press), and Living Beauty: The Art of Worship, with his colleague Alejandro Garcia-Rivera (Rowman and Littlefield Press). He is also a frequent contributor to Pastoral Liturgy magazine.

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