One of the hallmark practices of the Christian church is the celebration of the Lord’s Supper – or Communion, or the Breaking of Bread, or the Eucharist, whatever your tradition calls it. But what does it mean to participate in this unusual ritual?
It is definitely a mystery. In fact, simply calling it a sacrament makes it a mystery, etymologically. The Latin word from which we derive the English term ‘sacrament’ comes from a translation of the Greek word from which we derive the English term ‘mystery’. So a sacrament is literally a mystery!