The ritual of communion can have many different symbolic interpretations in its role of remembrance of the life and teachings of Jesus.

The same is true of the music we sing to accompany the ritual.  Composer Marty Haugen used text from the 1st century Didache when he wrote, “As the grains of wheat once scattered on the hill were gathered into one to become our bread, so may all your people from all the ends of earth be gathered into one in you.”  (New Century Hymnal #783)

The historic communion liturgy from the Didache is posted in Resources.  It’s worth a look to see how an early non-Pauline community celebrated the meal.

Deeper Love: A Song for Communion

For deeper love we spread the bread I won’t be full till all are fed Till every soul has home and bed The rest of us can’t move ahead

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Invitation to the Sacrament

The invitation is announced To greatest and to least; For all are welcome; “Come with us; Share this symbolic feast.”

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