Eucharist

"I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.” Then the Jews began to argue sharply among themselves, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?”  Jesus said to them, “Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.

John 6:51-53"

One of the alternative teachings we espouse is the Holy Supper instead of the Sacrifice. We view the altar as the Communion Table, the Holy Table where Yeshua shared a ceremonial, esoteric, and literal meal with his students and family. The altar is not a place of human sacrifice. Thank you very much. Blood atonement is NOT one of our doctrines. Yes, Yeshua gave his life rather than resist arrest and risk his family and students’ persecution and deaths. Still, he did not give it as a human sacrifice to a blood-desiring Heavenly Father bent on some weird “divine justice” or “payment” for everyone’s sins. Other names for the Eucharist include the Holy Gifts, Communion, and our Lord Jesus Christ's Body and Blood. 

Though most frequently celebrated on Sunday mornings, the eucharistic liturgy can be celebrated by a bishop or priest at any time, anywhere, and for any intention. Anyone can be admitted to the sacrament of the Eucharist, and no one is to be barred in this respect.

At Ekklēsía Iwigá, we host a communal celebration every two months for those who would like to receive the sacrament of Eucharist for the first time (i.e., for those who would like to receive their "First Communion"). We are also happy to arrange private celebrations of the sacrament at a time and place most convenient for you and your family. To register for a First Communion, please contact our office or speak to a priest.