The Theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ In You, Our Hope of Glory.”

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The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ In You, Our Hope and Glory.”

It is derived from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verse 27. Its immediate context is from verses 24 to 29:

“Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh, I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in its fullness, that mystery hidden from the ages and generations past, but now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the gentiles, the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make all men complete in Christ. For this I work and struggle, impelled by that energy of His which is so powerful a force within me.” (Col. 1: 24-29)

The theme was chosen in order to express the nature of the Eucharist as mystery and mission. For the Philippines and Asia, the Eucharist is a mystery to be revealed, lived and proclaimed. In the context of the New Evangelization and within the nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines in 1521, the theme points to the Eucharist as the mystery or sacrament of the presence of Christ Jesus and of His saving mystery in the Church — People of God and Body of Christ.

“Christ in You” indicates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Church which is also Church for the Gentiles and of the Gentiles. Thus, the Church itself is present as mission, the church is itself missionary mandate and event.”

The Eucharist, sacramental and real embodiment of this presence is thus within the Church in time its hope of glory, for all peoples, for all of humankind and all creation. When the Eucharist is celebrated, this presence is sacramentally realized and the hope rekindled, experienced anew.cross02

The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ in you, our hope and glory.”

It is derived from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verse 27. Its immediate context is from verses 24 to 29:

“Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh, I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in it fullness, that mystery hidden from the ages and generations pastbut now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the gentiles, the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make all men complete in Christ. For this I work and struggle, impelled by that energy of His which is so powerful a force within me.” (Col. 1: 24-29)

The theme was chosen in order to express the nature of the Eucharist as mystery and mission. For the Philippines and Asia, the Eucharist is a mystery to be revealed, lived and proclaimed. In the context of the New Evangelization and within the nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines in 1521, the theme points to the Eucharist as the mystery or sacrament of the presence of Christ Jesus and of His saving mystery in the Church — People of God and Body of Christ.

“Christ in you” indicates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Church which is also Church for the Gentiles, and of the Gentiles. Thus, the Church itself is present as mission, the church is itself missionary mandate and event.”

The Eucharist, sacramental and real embodiment of this presence is thus within the Church in time its hope of glory, for all peoples, for all of humankind and all creation. When the Eucharist is celebrated, this presence is sacramentally realized and the hope rekindled, experienced anew.cross02

The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ in you, our hope and glory.”

It is derived from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verse 27. Its immediate context is from verses 24 to 29:

“Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh, I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in it fullness, that mystery hidden from the ages and generations pastbut now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the gentiles, the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make all men complete in Christ. For this I work and struggle, impelled by that energy of His which is so powerful a force within me.” (Col. 1: 24-29)

The theme was chosen in order to express the nature of the Eucharist as mystery and mission. For the Philippines and Asia, the Eucharist is a mystery to be revealed, lived and proclaimed. In the context of the New Evangelization and within the nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines in 1521, the theme points to the Eucharist as the mystery or sacrament of the presence of Christ Jesus and of His saving mystery in the Church — People of God and Body of Christ.

“Christ in you” indicates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Church which is also Church for the Gentiles, and of the Gentiles. Thus, the Church itself is present as mission, the church is itself missionary mandate and event.”

The Eucharist, sacramental and real embodiment of this presence is thus within the Church in time its hope of glory, for all peoples, for all of humankind and all creation. When the Eucharist is celebrated, this presence is sacramentally realized and the hope rekindled, experienced anew.cross02

The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ in you, our hope and glory.”

It is derived from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verse 27. Its immediate context is from verses 24 to 29:

“Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh, I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in it fullness, that mystery hidden from the ages and generations pastbut now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the gentiles, the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make all men complete in Christ. For this I work and struggle, impelled by that energy of His which is so powerful a force within me.” (Col. 1: 24-29)

The theme was chosen in order to express the nature of the Eucharist as mystery and mission. For the Philippines and Asia, the Eucharist is a mystery to be revealed, lived and proclaimed. In the context of the New Evangelization and within the nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines in 1521, the theme points to the Eucharist as the mystery or sacrament of the presence of Christ Jesus and of His saving mystery in the Church — People of God and Body of Christ.

“Christ in you” indicates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Church which is also Church for the Gentiles, and of the Gentiles. Thus, the Church itself is present as mission, the church is itself missionary mandate and event.”

The Eucharist, sacramental and real embodiment of this presence is thus within the Church in time its hope of glory, for all peoples, for all of humankind and all creation. When the Eucharist is celebrated, this presence is sacramentally realized and the hope rekindled, experienced anew.cross02

The theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress is “Christ in you, our hope and glory.”

It is derived from the Letter of St. Paul to the Colossians, Chapter 1 verse 27. Its immediate context is from verses 24 to 29:

“Even now I find my joy in the suffering I endure for you. In my own flesh, I fill up what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the sake of His body, the church. I became a minister of this church through the commission God gave me to preach among you his word in it fullness, that mystery hidden from the ages and generations pastbut now revealed to his holy ones. God has willed to make known to them the glory beyond price which this mystery brings to the gentiles, the mystery of Christ in you, your hope of glory. This is the Christ we proclaim while we admonish all men and teach them in the full measure of wisdom, hoping to make all men complete in Christ. For this I work and struggle, impelled by that energy of His which is so powerful a force within me.” (Col. 1: 24-29)

The theme was chosen in order to express the nature of the Eucharist as mystery and mission. For the Philippines and Asia, the Eucharist is a mystery to be revealed, lived and proclaimed. In the context of the New Evangelization and within the nine-year preparation for the 500th anniversary of the coming of the Christian faith to the Philippines in 1521, the theme points to the Eucharist as the mystery or sacrament of the presence of Christ Jesus and of His saving mystery in the Church — People of God and Body of Christ.

“Christ in you” indicates the presence of Jesus Christ in the Church which is also Church for the Gentiles, and of the Gentiles. Thus, the Church itself is present as mission, the church is itself missionary mandate and event.”

The Eucharist, sacramental and real embodiment of this presence is thus within the Church in time its hope of glory, for all peoples, for all of humankind and all creation. When the Eucharist is celebrated, this presence is sacramentally realized and the hope rekindled, experienced anew.

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