The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom

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The Eucharist Sacrament of the Kingdom: Sacrament of the Kingdom
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Published July 1st 1997 by St. Vladimir's Seminary Press (first published January 1st 1985

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But now not having read him much in recent years I really enjoyed reacquainting myself with his liturgical theology.

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The Church is the Kingdom of God and she is heaven on earth.

The Church is the gathering of the saints, those in heaven and on earth, as one.

The Church is a proper thanksgiving which is the realization of who we are and what we re in God ’ s noses.

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Although Alexander Schmemann did not live to polish this last of his works, it is actually a major contribution to liturgical theology.

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It is a reminder of the centrality of the Eucharist, not nly to worship, to our vision of God 's realm.

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t is difficult to review th book one level.

For the East, however, the key moment, if one may use that word, is in the* epiklesis,* or the invocation of the Holy Spirit.Fr Schmemann loosely defines a sacrament as embracing the entire mystery of the salvation of the world and mankind by Christ and in essence the entire content of the Christian faith ( 217).

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