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What is Communion?

Communion is a profound, spiritual experience. It was during the Jewish celebration of the Passover, on the eve of His death, that Jesus instituted a new fellowship service that we observe to this day. It is a symbol, metaphor and a teaching tool, remembering our Lord’s death and resurrection, and looking for His return in glory that we now call “Communion.” To best understand communion, we also need to understand a little about Passover and its symbolic meanings. Although the following is not a comprehensive study of all the meanings of Passover and Communion it should help to shed some light on the reasons why we practice communion today.


The Passover is the most sacred feast of the Jewish religious year and is detailed in Exodus 12. It commemorates the final plague on Egypt, when the firstborn of the Egyptians died and the Israelites were spared…

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