55 min. (1 CD / 1 DVD / MP3)
In this exciting talk, Dr. Pitre shines the light of the Old Testament and ancient Judaism on the words and deeds of Jesus to reveal the amazingly Jewish roots of the Eucharist. Using his in-depth knowledge of Jewish messianic expectations, Dr. Pitre shows how the hope for a New Exodus and the coming of the Messiah proves that Jesus really did intend to give us the Eucharist, and it is nothing less than the gift of Himself, Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
In this presentation, you will explore the Eucharist as the New Passover, the New Manna from Heaven, and the mysterious New ‘Bread of the Presence.’ If you are looking to deepen your faith in and understanding of the inexhaustible treasure that is the Eucharist, then this talk is for you.
The woven threads between the Old and New Testaments and Jewish tradition are presented to uncover and theologically expose the beauty of the Eucharist. It should be required material for every RCIA and confirmation student. You’ll never want to miss an opportunity to receive again.
I think this is perhaps the best 1 hour talk that I have heard! As Catholics we have often heard of the Eucharist as the 'source and summit'--this talks gives the reasons why.
I LOVE the amazingly excellent and always informative lessons from CP. These were no exception. Each is a “gold mine” of knowledge.
If you are like me and grew up with minimal catechesis on the Eucharist, you will find this talk like a river in the desert. Pitre shows the Eucharist is not an anomaly but is deeply connected with the entire of Salvation History and is indeed an event that the Jews in Jesus' time would have been able to view as deeply consistent with what had gone before in their faith. I have recommended this talk to so many people. It is short and covers so much. I'll never think of the Eucharist in the same way again.