What Is the Communion Scripture?


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The communion scriptures of the Holy Bible are found in Matthew 26, Mark 14 and Luke 22. The United Church of God explains that Jesus celebrated the feast of Passover with his disciples during the Last Supper, or the Lord's Supper, shortly before Jesus was crucified by Roman soldiers. The scriptures for communion follow the same basic format, and there is no communion scripture in the Gospel of John.

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The communion scriptures reveal Jesus sat with his 12 disciples and told them one of his friends sharing the Passover meal would soon betray him. Jesus took bread and divided it among them, saying, "Take and eat, this is my body." After bread, Jesus took wine and said, "This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins."

The first communion with Jesus served as a way for his disciples to remember him every year during the Passover, a Christian observance that eventually became Easter. In some Christian faiths, such as the Catholic Church and Anglican Church, communion, also called the "Eucharist," occurs every time followers celebrate the Mass. During the Eucharist, a priest blesses wafers of unleavened bread and chalices of wine to serve to followers attending the service. After adherents consume the unleavened bread wafer, they drink wine served by officiants.

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