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Do this in remembrance of me.' but Luke's Gospel presents a textual problem in that a few manuscripts omit the second half of verse 19 and all of v.20 ("given for you …
poured out for you"), which are found in the vast majority of ancient witnesses to the text.
If the shorter text is the original one, then Luke's account is independent of both that of Paul and that of Matthew/Mark.
If the majority longer text comes from the author of the third gospel, then this version is very similar to that of Paul in 1 Corinthians, being somewhat fuller in its description of the early part of the Supper, Uniquely, in the one prayer given to posterity by Jesus, the Lord's Prayer, the word epiousios — which does not exist in Classical Greek literature — has been interpreted as meaning to mean "super-substantial," and most literally interpreted as a reference to the Bread of Life, the Eucharist.
which suggests how early Christians celebrated what Paul the Apostle called the Lord's Supper.
Although the Gospel of John does not reference the Last Supper explicitly, some argue that it contains theological allusions to the early Christian celebration of the Eucharist, especially in the chapter 6 Bread of Life Discourse but also in other passages. 54-55), Paul the Apostle gives the earliest recorded description of Jesus' Last Supper: "The Lord Jesus on the night when he was betrayed took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, 'This is my body, which is for you.
Most Christians, even those who deny that there is any real change in the elements used, recognize a special presence of Christ in this rite.
But Christians differ about exactly how, where and how long Christ is present in it.
Sir Edwyn Hoskyns notes three main schools of thought: (a) the language is metaphorical, and verse 63: "The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing.
Mass is used in the Latin Rite of the Catholic Church, the Lutheran Churches (especially in the Church of Sweden, the Church of Norway, the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland), by some Anglicans (especially those of an Anglo-Catholic churchmanship), and in some other forms of Western Christianity.
At least in the Catholic Church, the Mass is a longer rite which always consists of two main parts: the Liturgy of the Word and the Liturgy of the Eucharist, in that order.
"Sacrament of the Altar" is in common use also among Lutherans.
In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints the term "The Sacrament" is used of the rite.