Even Jesus' breaking of bread
at the Last Supper has been decontextualized, without reference to the tradition of bread in Israel, as rooted in the Exodus and the Passover (298), with repercussions for the understanding of the church's mission.
Preparation for preaching talks, Sunday morning breaking of bread
services and other Bible-based talks and discussion groups takes up a large proportion of my time, but they do provide me with another good incentive to read my Bible.
Though the breaking of bread
is a "symbol" and not "the thing itself," nevertheless, "by the showing of the symbol the thing itself is also shown" (4.
This breaking of bread
together, referred to as mumalaha, completes the ritual of reconciliation.
Jewish meals traditionally begin with the breaking of bread
The Sunday services were taken by David McEvoy and a talk was given at the afternoon Breaking of Bread
service by Martin Spencer, who looked at the parable in Matthew chapter 20 on the parable of the workers in the vineyard.
They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and the communal life, to the breaking of bread
and to the prayers.
Another worthy breaking of bread
occurs earlier on October 18 when Wallsend Boys' Club are holding their fundraising bash at the Marriott Hotel Gosforth Park.
Our purpose was better expressed through a call taken from the Book of Acts: "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread
and the prayers.
If at the core of our hope is the desire to emulate Christ, then the experience of encountering Christ in the breaking of bread
is a worthy thing to do more often.
They are kept from recognizing Jesus until he explains the real meaning of the Hebrew Scriptures and reveals himself in the breaking of bread
, a strong eucharistic theme for some interpreters (Lk 22:19), which also recalls Jesus' hospitality in the feeding of the multitude (Lk 9:10-17).
Certainly the breaking of bread
couldn't have a deeper sacramental meaning, extending from our ritualized communion at Mass to the fundamental ways we connect with others by coming together to eat.
The Sunday evening Bible hour subject will be "Bible teaching about the breaking of bread
Once a former Bishop of Newcastle, Hugh Ashdown gave me his vision for the church: "I'd like to see on every new estate a place for prayer and the breaking of bread
Inspired by the witness of the Church in Jerusalem, the theme is appropriately drawn from the Acts of the Apostles (2:42)--"One in the apostles' teaching and fellowship, the breaking of bread
and the prayers.