What Does The Bible Say About The Happiness Of Holy Communion?

What Does The Bible Say About The Happiness Of Holy Communion?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Psalms 30:20 – O how great is the multitude of thy sweetness, O Lord, which thou hast hidden for them that fear thee! Which thou hast wrought for them that hope in thee, in the sight of the sons of men.

Psalms 33:9 – O taste, and see that the Lord is sweet: blessed is the man that hopeth in him.

Song Of Solomon 2:16 – My beloved to me, and I to him who feedeth among the lilies,

Isaiah 64:4 – From the beginning of the world they have not heard, nor perceived with the ears: the eye hath not seen, O God, besides thee, what things thou hast prepared for them that wait for thee.

Matthew 11:28 – Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

1 Peter 2:3 – for you have tasted the kindness of the Lord.

Revelation 19:9 – And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are true words of God.”

What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion?

What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Psalms 84:9 – I will hear what the Lord God will speak in me: for he will speak peace unto his people: And unto his saints: and unto them that are converted to the heart.

Psalms 106:8-9 – Let the mercies of the Lord give glory to him: and his wonderful works to the children of men. For he hath satisfied the empty soul, and hath filled the hungry soul with good things.

Psalms 110:4-5 – He hath made a remembrance of his wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord: He hath given food to them that fear him. He will be mindful for ever of his covenant:

Ecclesiasticus 24:25-29 – In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations. They that eat me, shall yet hunger: and they that drink me, shall yet thirst.

Isaiah 55:1-2 – All you that thirst, come to the waters: and you that have no money make haste, buy, and eat: come ye, buy wine and milk without money, and without any price. Why do you spend money for that which is not breed, and your labour for that which doth not satisfy you? Hearken diligently to me, and eat that which is good, and your soul shall be delighted in fatness.

Jeremiah 31:25 – For I have inebriated the weary soul: and I have filled every hungry soul.

Matthew 9:14-15 – Then the disciples of John came to him, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The days will come, when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.

Luke 19:5-6 – And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchae′us, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today.” So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully.

John 6:35, 48-52, 54-59 – Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to me shall not hunger, and he who believes in me shall never thirst. […] I am the bread of life. Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died. This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that a man may eat of it and not die. I am the living bread which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever; and the bread which I shall give for the life of the world is my flesh.” The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” […] he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is food indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so he who eats me will live because of me. This is the bread which came down from heaven, not such as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live for ever.” This he said in the synagogue, as he taught at Caper′na-um.

John 14:18 – “I will not leave you desolate; I will come to you.

1 Corinthians 10:16 – The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?

1 Corinthians 11:26 –  For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.

 

What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion Prefigured?

What Does The Bible Say About Holy Communion Prefigured?

Quotes are from the RSV Catholic Edition or the Douay-Rheims

Exodus 16:15, 31 – And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another: Manhu! which signifieth: What is this! for they knew not what it was. And Moses said to them: This is the bread, which the Lord hath given you to eat. […] And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriander seed white, and the taste thereof like to flour with honey.

3 Kings 19:7-8 – And the angel of the Lord came again the second time, and touched him, and said to him: Arise, eat: for thou hast yet a great way to go. And he arose, and ate, and drank, and walked in the strength of that food forty days and forty nights, unto the mount of God, Horeb.

Psalms 77:23-25 – And he had commanded the clouds from above, and had opened the doors of heaven. And had rained down manna upon them to eat, and had given them the bread of heaven. Man ate the bread of angels: he sent them provisions in abundance.

Wisdom 16:20 – Instead of which things thou didst feed thy people with the food of angels, and gavest them bread from heaven prepared without labour; having in it all that is delicious, and the sweetness of every taste.