The Lord's Supper should be celebrated with joy, since in it we experience the presence of Christ, a reminder of the coming feast of the Lamb, and the fellowship of believers. It must be a festive meal, and should have a special place in the liturgy. This article also looks at the celebration of the Holy Communion in the early church and at the time of the Reformation.
This article considers various aspects of the Lord's Supper. As an institution of Christ, it is a meal of remembrance, proclaims the death of Christ, prompts expectation for the future, and is a communal meal. The article also considers the "Forms for Lord's Supper" as used by various churches in the Continental Reformed tradition. It ends with some discussion questions.
What songs should accompany the celebration of the Lord's Supper? This article looks at the history of the celebration of the Lord's Supper before the Reformation and after the Reformation, with focus on the music accompanying the Lord's Supper. This article argues that songs of joy should resound during this time of the meal, and that liturgy must be structured accordingly.