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Easter III, Year C; April 19, 2015The Episcopal Church of the Ascension The Real Presence of Christ The Reverend Dr. Howard J. Hess
I. Introduction: The Real Presence. Anglican tradition emphasizes the “real presence of Jesus Christ” in the Eucharist. Through the Eucharistic Prayer, we invoke Christ’s presence in the bread and wine. We are not just remembering; in the Eucharistic meal, we are re-experiencing together Jesus’ last supper with his disciples. In this re-experiencing, Christ is present, really present. When we come to this rail today, we will be meeting the real Christ who is alive in this world just as fully as he was with his disciples shortly after his Resurrection.
II. First, The Real Presence of Jesus in Palestine. As many of you know, Peg and I returned late Friday night from a ten-day trip to Palestine. We were guests of the American Federation of Ramallah, Palestine, a group of American Palestinians who have family connections with Ramallah, one of the major Palestia…

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The Rev. Robert P. Travis Easter 2 Sermon– 7:45am, 9am and 11:15am Church of the Ascension, Knoxville TN