It was one of the hardest teachings in Jesus’ time. So hard it caused many of his followers to leave Him. And so it remains today. Despite the ultimate intimacy with God it allows and despite the fact that even the very first Christians centered their lives and worship around it, many Christians still struggle with this hard teaching. Fr. Barron puts it into some context and helps explain:
This exclusive clip is from Episode 7 of CATHOLICISM, which is entitled Bread of Heaven – The Mystery of the Church’s Sacrament and Worship.
Father Barron explores the ancient practices of the Church’s worship that endure to this very day, and the notion that “all value is summed up in the liturgy, the supreme act by which we commune with God.
Considered by the Catholic Faith to be “the source and summit” of its identity and mission, the Eucharist is the central practice of the Church’s culture. Father Barron describes all the parts of the Mass, and shows how the Sacred Liturgy embodies the whole of the Faith in diverse places as Jerusalem, Rome, Chicago, Orvieto, Mexico City.
View exclusive previews of all clips from the CATHOLICISM series coming out in Fall 2011.