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The Holy Eucharist

Holy Eucharist is the sacrament commanded by Christ for the continual remembrance of his life, death and resurrection until his coming again. The Holy Eucharist is also called the Lord’s Supper and Holy Communion. It is also known as the Divine Liturgy, the Mass and the Great Offering.

The Eucharist is the church’s sacrifice of praise and thanksgiving.  It is the way by which the sacrifice of Christ is made present, and in which he unites us to his one offering of himself. In what is called the Eucharistic prayer, we recall Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our redemption and ask God to bless the bread and wine so they may become for us the Body and Blood of Christ. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive bread and wine, as Christ gave to his disciples. For us, by faith, the bread and wine are the Body and Blood of Christ given to his people.

All baptized Christians from any denomination are invited to receive the Holy Eucharist. Others may come forward and receive a blessing if they so desire.

First Communion

Each year St. John's provides classes for children in preparation for their First Communion. 

Contact our office at 703-671-6834.