耶穌在最後晚餐時,成聖聖體後清楚說明:你們要這樣做來紀念我。這「紀念「一詞,並不是要我們憶起往事的那種紀念,而是猶太人逾越節的那種 “anamnesis”的紀念,是永遠現在式的。最後晚餐是以猶太逾越節來慶祝,因為這是逾越節的完滿。在猶太人逾越節,他們不說我們憶記以往天主從埃及救了我們的祖先,而是說天主(現在)救了我們與祖先;他們是說明以往的事正在現在同樣拯救着我們。

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We have to receive Holy Communion (physically) because Jesus commanded us to receive. “Unless you eat my flesh and drink my blood, you have no life in you” (John 6:53). And at the Last Supper, he said “Take and eat, for this is my Body… take and drink, this cup is my blood”, and added, “Do this to remember me.” Clearly, we must partake of His Body and Blood in the Holy Communion as often as possible.

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《首先,問者用的“新教徒”在此是指基督教徒。》

自從早期教會,彌撒就有分為兩部份:信經之前,和信經開始。

信經之前是任何人都可以參與的。這部份主要是讚頌,讀經和講道。為教友是領受聖言而被聖化,為非教友更是福傳。

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