Eucharistic Eating (Lecture Series)
Purpose of the Series
To place our daily eating into the context of the Eucharist and to bring the Eucharist into our daily eating.
Thanksgiving (Eucharisto) is at the heart of Eucharistic eating.
Each lecture will move from the general idea of thanksgiving into the idea of thanksgiving in Holy Eucharist. Each of the potential ideas on any given week will be linked to thanksgiving.
The lectures will be held on Monday’s beginning on March 6, 2017. Lectures will begin at 7 pm and run until roughly 8:30 pm each week.
Week One – eucharistic eating
Small letters to indicate that the focus will be on the concept of thanksgiving more than on the Eucharistic Meal.
This week will also provide a general overview of the series.
Week Two – Hunger
How does hunger prevent thanksgiving (and perhaps vice versa)
Hunger and Pain
Hunger as a weapon
Agony of starvation
Hunger as time consuming
Homelessness & hunger
Week Three – Dining Together
speed of life
Eucharist as meal of community
Week Four – Fasting-Feasting
The need for fasting/feasting
Week Five – Sacrifice & Death
All eating involves death
vegetarianism and veganism
Food as medicine
Week Six – Eucharistic Eating
Historical Development of Eucharist
Salvation in the Eucharist.
Some of the ideas found in various weeks may also apprear in other weeks, but I haven’t included them for brevity’s sake. This outline will undoubtedly change over the next 10 weeks, as further reading brings clarity of confusion.
Thoughts, comments, and questions welcomed.