Sacrament of Communion

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Birds (to carry the Christian message)
II Corinthians 8:23b
…as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

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Triangle: symbol of the Holy Trinity
II Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Circle: symbol of eternity
John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom thou hast sent.

Albrecht Durer’s Praying Hands
Psalm 88:9b
Every day I call on you, O Lord; I spread out my hands to you.

John 6:33
“For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven, and gives life to the world.”

Grapes and jug of wine
I Corinthians 10:16
The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not a participation in the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not a participation in the body of Christ?

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Paten (dish to hold the bread)
Luke 22:19
…he took bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me…”

Three hosts and the chalice
I Corinthians 5:8
Let us, therefore, celebrate the festival…

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