Communion is the practice of receiving the Eucharist or Lord’s Supper. At Harmonie Church, we practice Open Communion and all members and non-members alike are welcome to partake of the Sacrament.
It is a time to remember the love and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The Eucharist, another term for Holy Communion, literally means “thanksgiving” in a reference to the fact that Jesus gave thanks before receiving the Last Supper.
In Corinthians 11:24-26, believers are told to have communion with the text, “This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me. In the same way, also the cup, after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
It is a declaration and celebration of faith.
The bread and wine used in the ceremony are a significant part of this tradition.