Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture

Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture

19 Episodes

Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture explores the biblical roots of the Eucharist and how the earliest Christians understood it as the fulfillment of many Old Testament promises. Based on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, these daily Lenten reflection videos will radically transform your love for the Blessed Sacrament.

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Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture
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    Episode 0

    Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture explores the biblical roots of the Eucharist and how the earliest Christians understood it as the fulfillment of many Old Testament promises. Based on Dr. Brant Pitre’s book Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, these daily Lenten reflection...

  • The Mass Makes Us Catholic | Daily Bread | Episode 1

    Episode 1

    Attending Mass is a visible sign of being Catholic. We acknowledge its presence at the center of our faith, but where does the Mass come from?

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  • The Eucharist Is Someone | Daily Bread | Episode 2

    Episode 2

    Have you ever wondered why the Church calls the Eucharist the "source and summit" of the Christian life? Learn how Christ's presence in the Eucharist is the center around which everything revolves.

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  • You Are Made for Divine Life | Daily Bread | Episode 3

    Episode 3

    If the Eucharist is Jesus, what does the Trinity have to do with Holy Communion? Dr. Brant Pitre shows us how we are made for divine life, sharing in the love of the Holy Trinity. The Eucharist gives us a taste of this love and a taste of eternity.

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  • Transformed by the Eucharist | Daily Bread | Episode 4

    Episode 4

    Just as Christ transforms bread and wine into his Body and Blood in the Eucharist, so does he transform us through his Body and Blood to prepare us for Heaven.

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  • Banned from the Tree of Life | Daily Bread | Episode 5

    Episode 5

    After the Fall, God banished Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, taking away their access to the fruit of the Tree of Life. Learn how this punishment displays the mercy of God, who prepares his people to receive a new Tree of Life.

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  • Eat This and Live Forever | Daily Bread | Episode 6

    Episode 6

    What do the Tree of Life and the Eucharist have in common? Eternal life! Understand the connections between Genesis, the Gospel of John, and Revelation that show God's plan to make man live forever.

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  • What Makes a Good Sacrifice? | Daily Bread | Episode 7

    Why does God require sacrifice in the Old Testament? Why doesn't he accept Cain's sacrifice? Learn what makes a good sacrifice and understand how it helps us love and trust God authentically.

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  • God Tested His Faith | Daily Bread | Episode 8

    Why did God ask Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac? Learn how God tests Abraham's faith and trust through sacrifice in a way that foreshadows God's sacrifice of his only Son, Jesus Christ.

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  • The Ultimate Sacrifice Foreshadowed | Daily Bread | Episode 9

    What do a ram in the Old Testament and Jesus have in common? Wearing their crowns of thorns, the sacrifices of both the ram in Genesis 22 and Jesus on the Cross save God's people from death.

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  • What Is Passover? | Daily Bread | Episode 10

    Dive into the Old Testament to learn about the meaning of Passover. In this close reading of Exodus 12, come to understand the foundations of Christ's sacrifice related to this Jewish holiday.

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  • Why Should Christians Care about Passover? | Daily Bread | Episode 11

    What is significant about the Jewish feast of Passover for Christians today? Everything! The full meaning of Passover in the Old Testament is unveiled in Jesus's institution of the Eucharist and death on the Cross.

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  • Sacrifice Without a Temple? | Daily Bread | Episode 12

    For the Jewish people, the Passover sacrifice could only be offered in the Temple. After the Temple was destroyed in 70 AD, how can this sacrifice be offered today? God gives the Church the sacrifice of Christ in the Eucharist which continues that memorial for eternity.

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  • A God of Miracles | Daily Bread | Episode 13

    After the Israelites cross the Red Sea through a fantastic miracle, they begin to complain against the One who miraculously delivered them. Instead of condemning them for this grumbling, God will perform another great miracle for his people.

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  • Manna: Extraordinary Bread | Daily Bread | Episode 14

    When God gave the Israelites the manna from Heaven, they wondered, "What is this bread?" Learn about this extraordinary bread and its miraculous properties which foreshadow the Eucharist.

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  • God Teaches Trust Through... Bread? | Daily Bread | Episode 15

    Episode 15

    If bread from heaven wasn't enough to convince you that the manna was miraculous, learn about more of its extraordinary qualities related to Sabbath observance. Through manna and the Sabbath, God teaches Israel to trust that he will provide for them.

  • Tastes Like the Promised Land | Daily Bread | Episode 16

    Episode 16

    What did manna taste like? Honey! By giving manna the flavor of "wafers made with honey," God reminds Israel of his commitment to bring them to the Promised Land, a place flowing with milk and honey.

  • Look at This Bread! | Daily Bread | Episode 17

    Episode 17

    Just as we keep the Eucharist in the tabernacles of our churches, the Israelites kept the manna in a sacred place to remind them of God's presence on their journey. We can receive the Eucharist every day in our own journey toward heaven, where we will encounter God face to face.

  • Blood and Water | Daily Bread | Episode 18

    Episode 18

    At every Mass, the priest pours water into the chalice of wine that will soon become the Precious Blood. This sign reminds us of the blood and water that flowed from Christ's side at the Crucifixion. Learn about the Old Testament roots of this practice which foreshadow the sacraments Christ gives...