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date: 17 February 2019

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After noting convergences regarding the Eucharist between the teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the views of the 1963 Faith and Order conference, this chapter surveys a wide range of bilateral and multilateral ecumenical agreed statements on the Eucharist achieved in recent decades. It finds broad progress in them regarding three specific aspects of the Eucharist, namely, the links between the Eucharist and the Church, the Eucharist and the Holy Spirit, and the Eucharist and the future (or eschatology), respectively. It identifies outstanding issues, especially regarding the Eucharist as sacrament and sacrifice, and suggests how the progress provides a new context for tackling those issues. The relationship between baptismal and eucharistic ecclesiologies is then considered, and also ways in which the Eucharist has been recognized in ecumenical dialogue as influencing the structure of the Church. Attention is finally given to ecological implications of the Eucharist.

Keywords: Eucharist, church, Holy Spirit, eschatology, sacrament, sacrifice, ecclesiology, creation, ecology

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