Andrew Thomson on the names of the Lord’s Supper

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4. Q. By what names is it usually known?

A. It is usually called the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist, or the Communion.

5. Q. Why is it called the Lord’s Supper?

A. Because it was instituted by Christ immediately after he had eaten the Paschal Supper with his disciples, and is to be regarded by Christians as a feast in honour of their Lord.

6. Q. Why is it called the Eucharist?

A. Because it is an occasion of special and solemn thanksgiving to God for his goodness in giving up his own Son to death for our salvation—the term Eucharist being derived from a word which signifies thanksgiving.

7. Q. Why is it called the Communion?

A. Either because it is a communion with Christ the Saviour, or because it is a communion with one another as disciples of Christ.

For the reference, see Andrew Thomson on the names of the Lord’s Supper.
 
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