The Eucharist in Six Objects
Saturday 1 October 10.30am – 12.00pm followed by Eucharist in the Cathedral 12.30 – 1.00pm
“What shall I return to the Lord for all his bounty to me? I will lift up the cup of salvation and call on the name of the Lord.” Psalm 116
On the eve of his death, Jesus commanded us to share bread and wine ‘in remembrance of him’ and for many of us, the Eucharist lies at the heart of our worshipping life. But do we really experience it as a place where heaven and earth meet, and our lives are transformed?
James Milne says that in the Eucharist the past, present and future collide as we meet God in the mystery of eternity. And, because this is not just a cerebral matter but a physical encounter where all our senses are engaged, we will explore the sacrament’s rich layers of meaning through six objects, ranging from the unexpected to the everyday to precious works of art. Come whether you are just curious to find out about this activity at the heart of the church’s life, or to deepen your understanding and experience of your own devotional practice.
The Revd James Milne is the Sacrist of St Paul’s, sharing responsibility for the liturgy at the Cathedral, and was previously Rector of St Bride’s, Glasgow and Convenor of the Liturgy Committee of the Scottish Episcopal Church.
Cost £10, bursaries available. The event will take place at St Paul’s and details will be sent with bookings. Bursaries are available for those for whom the charge would make it difficult to attend. Participants are invited to stay for the Eucharist at 12.30pm in the Cathedral.
Image by Ian Wylie