Sunday morning Eucharists: A defence

David Grumett*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract / Description of output

Jesus was resurrected on Sunday morning. Scripture describes both the Last Supper and early Christian gatherings taking place close to the beginning of the day, according to the differing Jewish and Roman understandings of when this was. The resurrection is associated with light and life, and morning celebration with worshippers facing east amplifies this. Against this norm, evening celebration may be theologically or pastorally justified on particular occasions. The Eucharist makes the Church, bringing Christians together as Christ’s body into an organic spiritual unity. It engages the senses, including by means of movement and symbolism, and promotes active participation in worship and potentially in wider church and social life.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)182-189
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Eucharist
  • morning
  • participation
  • resurrection
  • Sunday


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