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- How did communion start? Jesus instituted communion on the night he was betrayed (Matthew 26:26-28). He gave new meaning to the Jewish festival of Passover.
- How do we do communion? Different churches have different practices. Most commonly, churches will serve a form of bread and a form of grape juice.
- Why do we do communion? We do it to remember Jesus, as he commanded us. It is a way to give thanks and to “proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
Matthew 26:26-28 As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, “Take this and eat it, for this is my body.” And he took a cup of wine and gave thanks to God for it. He gave it to them and said, “Each of you drink from it, for this is my blood, which confirms the covenant between God and his people. It is poured out as a sacrifice to forgive the sins of many.