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In History
  • 100

    The Last Supper

    The Last Supper
    The last supper is known to be the institution of the Eucharist. The Eucharist is a ritual, in which christians are united with Jesus, through the consumption of the holy wine and bread. The bread and wine symbolize the body and wine of Jesus.
  • Period:

    Second - Third Century

    Once the apostolic community was no longer on the scene, the developing liturgy increasingly used, read, and reflected on the writings of the first-generation leaders such as Paul. When Jewish-Christians were no longer welcome at the synagogue service, they added its prayers, singing, chanting, and homily to the eucharistic liturgy. Today, we recognize this development as the liturgy of the word.
  • 150


    Dinners after the Liturgy are now only held on special occasions.
  • 384


    Latin is now the language of the Liturgy in order, so that the devil cannot understand.
  • Period:

    Middle ages

    The whole Mass, including the Scripture readings, was recited or sung in Latin. Those who could not understand Latin turned to other devotions and the adoration of the Eucharist outside the time of Mass became widespread. For example, to help people to adore Christ present in the Host, it was displayed in a beautiful vessel called a monstrance.
  • 1215


    In 1215AD, to encourage people to receive the Eucharist, it became obligatory for Catholics to receive Communion at least once a year, at Easter.
  • 1570

    Pius V

    Pius V, in response to the Tridentine Mass, put into effect by official proclamation the 1570 Missal, making it a mandatory act throughout the Latin Church. This meant that the missal was printed and put to use.
  • Pius V Missal

    This was when the translation of Pius V's Missal was finally allowed for the wider purpose of prayer and study.
  • Pius X

    Pope Pius X encouraged everyday people to participate in Mass by singing at Mass and receiving the communion more often.
  • New Law

    Dedication to the blessed sacrament continued to shine, although people rarely received communion until 1910, when Pope Pius X permitted children who attained the age of maturity to receive holy communion and encouraged frequent communion by all the faithful.
  • Eucharist today

    The revised ritual allows communion in the hand and communion under both species.The laity assume many ministerial roles today, for example, as readers, eucharistic ministers, choir members, greeters, and gift bearers.