While the Christian faith doesn’t have a large number of formal rituals, there are two that are essential to the life of the believer. One of those is the Lord’s Supper. Let’s explore what that is.
The Lord’s Supper is a symbolic act of obedience memorializing the death of Jesus, our Redeemer, and anticipating His second coming. This is what we see described in 1 Corinthians 11:26, which says “For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”
You might find that there are nuances that vary from tradition to tradition and even church to church around communion. In some churches, the elements are passed through the congregation, while in others, the people come forward to receive them. Some churches partake of the Lord’s Supper at every gathering, where others do so on a less frequent basis.
But however these aspects vary, the substance is always the same: believers take bread and the fruit of the vine, remembering Christ’s body that was broken and His blood shed for them. And believers everywhere in every context will continue to participate in the Lord’s Supper until the day that He returns.