This treatise is part of a three essay series on the Holy Eucharist written by Fr. Carlos Raines.
The Meaning of the Holy Eucharist
On March 29 and 30, over 100 people from nine different states and Canada gathered at Campus Bible Church in Fresno, the current resting place of St. James Anglican Church, to attend a spiritual retreat Led by Ministries of Pastoral Care (MPC).
Easter Sunday was alive with the joy and celebration of our risen Lord Jesus Christ. Songs of praise and worship featuring the St. James choir supported by brass accompaniment and splendid soloist, Mr. Brian Lummis, were a delight and made the congregation’s vocal offerings just that much more grand. This Sunday, the Kenyan liturgy was used and brought a tender level of participation into the service. All in attendance were especially blessed to witness one of the most holy rites for any Christian, the baptism of one of our babies, Kiara Grace Sanders. Finally, a very special treat was offered by our own Ebo women, who prepared a grand feast for the Lord (and us too!) from their homeland Nigeria. The meal was a perfect culmination in fellowship and love, and sent us on our way to “Go forth into the world, rejoicing in the power of the Spirit.” Thanks be to God! Alleluia! Alleluia