The Cross was present at the Eucharist in early Christianity as an idea, a gesture, and an object. Over time, these different actualizations of the quintessential symbol of Christianity have generated important questions about their meaning and function, among them: is the Eucharist a meal and/or a sacrifice? Can the sign of the Cross illuminate the absence of a Roman epiclesis? Is it pertinent -historically and theologically - to use an altar Cross? In this study, Daniel Cardó explores the relation between the Cross and the Eucharist. Offering a thorough and fresh reading of patristic and Roman liturgical texts, he identifies their emphases and common themes on the Cross and the Eucharist, and demonstrates their significance for the liturgical debates of recent decades.
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About the Author
Daniel Cardó is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Patristics, Sacraments, and Homiletics at St John Vianney Theological Seminary, Denver and Visiting Professor of Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver, Colorado. He is author of La fe en el pensamiento de Joseph Ratzinger (2013).
Table of ContentsPart I. The Cross and the Eucharist in Patristic Sources: 1. The continuity from the Cross to the Eucharist; 2. The Cross as origin of the Eucharist; 3. The identity of the Eucharistic flesh and blood of Christ with the flesh and blood on the Cross; 4. The sacrifice of the Cross; 5. The Cross at the Eucharist: gesture and object; Part II. The Cross and the Eucharist in Roman Liturgical Sources: 6. The early Roman Sacramentaries; 7. The Roman Canon; 8. The Ordines Romani; Part III. Contributions to Contemporary Debates: 9. The unity of the Last Supper and the Cross and the discussion of the Eucharist as meal; 10. The sign of the Cross and the problem of the Roman epiclesis; 11. The history and importance of the altar Cross.