Jesus blessed the bread (Lk 24:30-24:30)

“When Jesus was

At table

With them,

He took the bread.

He blessed it.

He broke it.

He gave it to them.”

καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κατακλιθῆναι αὐτὸν μετ’ αὐτῶν λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον εὐλόγησεν καὶ κλάσας ἐπεδίδου αὐτοῖς·

Luke uniquely said that when Jesus was reclining at the table with the two disciples (καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κατακλιθῆναι αὐτὸν μετ’ αὐτῶν), he took the bread (λαβὼν τὸν ἄρτον) and blessed it (εὐλόγησεν).  Then he broke it (καὶ κλάσας) and gave it to them (ἐπεδίδου αὐτοῖς).  This is obviously the Eucharistic structure of the early Christian community.  First, there was the scripture reading with interpretations, the Liturgy of the Word, and then the Eucharist with the same wording as at the Last Supper.  Jesus took the bread, blessed it, broke it, and gave it to them.  Luke is the only canonical gospel writer who has this story about the two disciples in Emmaus with Jesus.  Are you familiar with the Christian Eucharistic Mass worship service?

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