6 minute Podcast by Dr. Italy showing the connection between Easter, the resurrection, and the Eucharist through an examination of the road to Emmaus story from Luke 24.
It is often emphasized that the Eucharist re-presents or makes present again the once-and-for-all sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross. This, of course, is true. But often what is forgotten is that the Eucharist equally makes present again the resurrection power and vitality of Easter.
The story of the two disciples encounter with a mysterious stranger on the road to Emmaus, brings out the connection between the resurrection and the Eucharist, since they finally come to recognize him in “the breaking of the bread,” a phrase used in the Acts of the Apostles to refer to the eucharist.
In this podcast, a segment on the nationally syndicated Sonrise Morning show, Anna Mitchell explores the inherent resurrection meaning of the Eucharist through an examination of the Emmaus story from Luke 24.
Banner/featured image Dinner at Emmaus by Rembrandt. Public domain.