“For all the promises of God find their Yes in Christ Jesus.”
-2 Corinthians 1:20

The Lord’s Supper: The Sacrament of the Altar

Jesus Christ ate His last meal before His Death and Ressurection at the time of the Jewish Passover, during the feast of Unleavened Bread. It was at this meal that Jesus instituted the Sacrament of the Altar, also known as Holy Communion or Holy Eucharist when He took the unleavened Bread and said “This is My Body”. Then he took the Cup of Wine, and said “This is My Blood”. Jesus was to become our sacrificial lamb, Angus Dei, the innocent Lamb of God who was sacrificed on the Cross for our sins. At Christ Lutheran Church, we receive this sacrament as Bread and Wine by the method of intinction, or dipping the host into the wine chalice before consuming. We kneel or stand at the altar to receive Our Lord’s Body and Blood.

Here is a link to Luther’s Catechism explaining The Lord’s Supper from Concordia Publishing House: https://catechism.cph.org/en/sacrament-of-the-altar.html