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January / February 2021

The Eucharist and Christian Unity is the theme of this issue. Here we approach from an appreciative perspective what differing Christian faith traditions share in common in their eucharistic theology and practice. Ernest Falardeau, SSS and Phil Hardt together explore the current state of Catholic-Methodist dialogue on the Eucharist. Michael DeSanctis discusses the shared values of eucharistic prayer and sacred space with pastors belonging to different Christian traditions. Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R. explores the unique eucharistic understanding of the beloved author C. S. Lewis. And Darren Maslen, SSS shares of his journey from the “eucharistic renaissance” of the Anglican tradition to a Catholic religious order dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament. The beauty and importance of Eucharist shines through each of these great articles.

Table of Contents

From the Editor
From the Editor (January/February 2021) Free Article
by Anthony Schueller, SSS
Eucharistic Teachings
C. S. Lewis on the Eucharist
by Dennis J. Billy, CSsR
Eucharistic Teachings
Pastoral Liturgy
Breaking the Word
Eucharist & Culture
Eucharist & Culture (January/February 2021) Free Article
by Various Authors
Eucharistic Witness
From the Archives
Michael Hurley, Ecumenical Pioneer Free Article
by Owen F. Cummings
Issue Credits


From the Editor

Free Article

From the Editor (January/February 2021)

Recently, as I was preparing to speak on “cheap grace” in light of Matthew’s Parable of the Wedding Feast (22:1-14), I turned to an old friend for inspiration, the [...]

Eucharist: Living & Evangelizing

Anglican-Catholic Perspectives on the Eucharist: An Appreciative Dialogue — Ritually Speaking

What unique eucharistic insights might we gain through the experience of an Anglican priest who became a Catholic Priest? Reading Life Through Eucharistic Rituals In [...]

Eucharistic Teachings

C. S. Lewis on the Eucharist

How did the beloved author C.S. Lewis understand the mystery of the Eucharist? Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was a British scholar and lay theologian known for his [...]

The Call to Holiness From Glory to Glory: The Saints Below and the Saints Above

How have Catholic and Methodists grown together in their understanding of holiness and the sacraments? Since January 1967 Methodists and Catholics have been engaged [...]

Eucharistic Liturgy

Free Article

Preserving the Place and Practice of Eucharistic Prayer: An Ecumenical Survey of Christian Pastors

What values do pastors of differing Christian traditions share when celebrating Eucharist in sacred spaces? Introduction: Current Challenges to Eucharistic Place and [...]

Eucharistic Spirituality

“My Lord and My God” – An Inquiry into Our Personal Prayers During the Consecration

What is your response during Mass at the moment of consecration? At the consecration during the eucharistic celebration of the Mass we witness and participate in the [...]

Pastoral Liturgy

The Revised Order of Baptism of Children – Part 4

We continue our pastoral commentary on the second edition of the Order of Baptism of Children (OBC), implemented last year on the Feast of the Presentation of the [...]

Breaking the Word

Scriptural Reflections – Homiletics (January/February 2021)

January 1, 2021 Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God / New Year’s Day Numbers 6:22-27; Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8; Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:16-21 It’s no longer the year 2020. [...]

Eucharist & Culture

Free Article

Eucharist & Culture (January/February 2021)

Art • Music • Film • Poetry • Books Art Review EUCHARISTIC DOVE (tabernacle) Stamped, champlevé, engraved, chiseled, enameled copper in sky blue and lavender blue [...]

Eucharistic Witness

Eucharistic Witness (January/February 2021)

Patrick J. Riley, D. Min. Cleveland Heights, Ohio In September 1961, I entered the minor seminary of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. I knew nothing about [...]

From the Archives

Free Article

Michael Hurley, Ecumenical Pioneer

Irish Jesuit Michael Hurley dedicated his life to healing the divisions among Christians. He challenged the Catholic Church of his day to move beyond fear and to be [...]

Issue Credits

Editor Anthony Schueller, SSS
Art Director Manager John Christman, SSS
Layout Kay Vincent
Circulation Manager Elizabeth Zaller
Book Review Editor Patrick Riley

John Christman, SSS
Keith Chevalier


Lisa Marie Belz, OSU
Paul Bernier, SSS
Thomas Dragga
James Menkaus
Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM


Photograph John Christman, SSS depicting
Stamped, champlevé, engraved, chiseled, enameled copper in sky blue and lavender blue and gilded with 23.5-carat gold leaf.
Collection, Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament