Holy Communion

The Holy Communion also called the Eucharist and the Lord’s Supper symbolises the new covenant given by God to his followers. The old covenant was the one given by God to Israel when he freed his people from slavery in Egypt.

The new sacrament symbolises freedom from the slavery of sin and the promise of eternal life. According to the Synpotic Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, the Eucharist was instituted by Jesus, who said the following:

Then he took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.'

(Luke 22.19)

Holy Communion in the Anglican tradition is a dominical sacrament ordained by Christ our Lord in the gospel. The Eucharist should be celebrated frequently and at convenient times (General Synod Holy Communion Canon 2001, Canon 10, 2001).