What is Communion?

Communion CupCommunion (also known as “The Lord’s Supper” or “Eucharist”) is one of two sacraments in the Church of the Nazarene.  It is done in remembrance of Jesus’ crucifixion as the sacrifice which provides for forgiveness of sin.  The bread is a symbol of Jesus’ body, and grape juice a symbol of his blood.  One Biblical passage about this sacrament is found in Matthew 26:26-30.

In the Church of the Nazarene, we offer what is called an “open table.”  This means the sacrament of Communion is not limited only to Nazarenes.  Rather, anyone who believes in God and chooses to accept forgiveness through Christ is welcome to participate.  If you are not ready to take this step, you may simply pass the elements to the next person.