World Communion Sunday invites Christians around the world to partake of the sacrament together. The process is important for the believers, because in this way they feel the honor of the church and recognize that Jesus Christ is its head. People unite, let joy and faith into their hearts, say thank you to the Lord for everything they have in life. Join the holiday and you!
Initially, the holiday did not take root – only a few thought about this day. Then the Second World War happened, people realized many spiritual things. World Communion Sunday was adopted in the USA, and since then the event has spread to all churches around the world. At the head of these events was the world leader, evangelist and ecumenist Jesse Moren Bader.
Communion has been celebrated differently in different cultures over the years. During the celebration, you may see bread, wine or grape juice. And here’s why: The Bible says that Jesus and his disciples shared the last meal before the crucifixion. The title is The Last Supper. Bread is a symbol of the body of Christ, wine is blood.
Did you know:
- it is not enough for a Christian to pray and go to church. The hope of eternal life comes only through communion;
- for the existence of communion, not a single case of infection through the Holy Chalice was recorded (even with serious epidemics that happened all over the world);
- the church uses red wine because it is similar in color to blood, but this factor is not mandatory;
- according to statistics, Christians make up a third of the total world population;
- it is not necessary to celebrate the holiday on the official date – for this you can choose any convenient day.
How to celebrate
Find out if local churches are holding services. Take your loved ones with you, tell us about the history of the date. Listen to religious music, bake bread, and help spread the word on social media.
When is World Communion Sunday celebrated in 2022?
World Communion Sunday is observed on the first Sunday in October each year.