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love one another,” there follows the, so called, “Kiss of Peace.”147 This holy kiss is an expression ofagape love among believers as followers of Christ who brought them this peace. Another great part ofthe Eucharistic service, which demonstrates the bond of Christians, is the commemoration of all themembers of the church.148These prayers for the departed and the living remind the believers thatsomeday they will meet each other at God’s table in the heavenly kingdom. We can notice that thoughthe Eucharist happens here and now among the believers, it looks back to the past and forward to thefuture at the same time. On the one hand, St. Basil believes that the faithful believers do this in order tokeep “in perpetual memory him who died for them and rose again.”149 During the service, they recitethe mighty acts of God and the whole salvation history.150On the other hand, the meaning and theeffects of the Eucharist are more effective than just that of a memorial ceremony.151St. Basil is
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