eucharistvsseder

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Heather Fackelman 17 February 2009 Honors Ways of Knowing Montclair State University Roman Catholic Eucharist and Jewish Seder: A Comparison Although Catholicism and Judaism are separate religions, they both have their own “myths” or stories and rituals that accompany them. Catholicism is, in large part, based upon the story of the Last Supper and Christ’s death and resurrection. In order to preserve the myth and make it a part of Catholics’ every day lives, Catholics observe the sacrament of Eucharist. Correspondingly, Judaism preserves and celebrates the story of the Exodus, and the seder meal of Pesah marks that celebration. Though each is distinct in its symbolic meaning, the function is the same – to remember and “re-present” the mythic story behind it. Catholic worship takes place primarily at mass within a church; the climax of the mass is receiving Eucharist. This is a religious rite, and it is a way for Catholics to become one with Christ. During the ceremony, the priest transforms bread and wine to
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