Paragraph 1334

1334. In the Old Covenant bread and wine were offered in sacrifice among the first fruits of the earth as a sign of grateful acknowledgment to the Creator. But they also received a new significance in the context of the Exodus: the unleavened bread that Israel eats every year at Passover commemorates the haste of the departure that liberated them from Egypt; the remembrance of the manna in the desert will always recall to Israel that it lives by the bread of the Word of God;154 their daily bread is the fruit of the promised land, the pledge of God’s faithfulness to his promises. The “cup of blessing”155at the end of the Jewish Passover meal adds to the festive joy of wine an eschatological dimension: the messianic expectation of the rebuilding of Jerusalem. When Jesus instituted the Eucharist, he gave a new and definitive meaning to the blessing of the bread and the cup.


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

488. What is chastity?

30. Why is faith a personal act, and at the same time ecclesial?

103. What does the Gospel teach about the mysteries of the birth and infancy of Jesus?

535. Why is there a universal call to prayer?

303. What are the acts of the penitent?

524. What is required by the eighth commandment?

569. How can vocal prayer be described?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

David’s old age and death: the end of a life of ups and downs (2 Samuel 23, 24)

How to Avoid the Temptation of Lust and Adultery (Proverbs 5:3-6)

What does it mean to love God and neighbor and what is the importance of this teaching in the Bible?

What does the Bible say about idolatry and what is its impact on the lives of God’s people, according to Hosea 4:12-13?

What is the lesson taught in Philippians 4:10-13 about finding contentment in all circumstances?

What does Jesus’ statement “I am the resurrection and the life” in John 11:25-26 mean?

What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?