Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Practical Theology

First Advisor

Walter Buszin

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Corinthians 11:25; 1 Corinthians 11:23; 1 Corinthians 14:16; 1 Corinthians 22:19; Acts 2:42; 1 Timothy 2:1; Luke 22:17-19; 1 Corinthians 11:26; Acts 2:46; Romans 12:1; John 6:35; John 6:53-57;


The Eucharistic Prayer was originally the chief and only prayer in the liturgy; it was “the heart of the liturgy.” It derives its name from the fact that Christ “gave thanks" when He instituted the Lord's Supper. Thus it is a prayer of thanksgiving at the celebration of the Blessed Sacrament which states the meaning of the Eucharistic action, "Do this." "Since this prayer was originally ‘the' prayer, the only prayer in the whole rite. It was there that the whole meaning of the rite had to be stated, if it was to be put into words at all in the course of the service.” Dr. Pius Parscb, an Ausustinian lturgiologist, calls it "the unchanging prayer for the consecration."

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