Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture

Daily Bread: Discover the Eucharist in Scripture

48 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
  • A New Moses: Miracles of Transformation | Daily Bread | Episode 24

    Episode 24

    In the Gospels, we learn that Jesus is the New Moses. Just as Moses transformed the water of the Nile into blood, Jesus changed water into wine at the wedding at Cana and wine into his Precious Blood at the Last Supper.

  • Mary: Woman of the Eucharist | Daily Bread | Episode 25

    Episode 25

    What role did Mary play in the wedding feast at Cana? In an encyclical from Pope St. John Paul II, we learn about Mary's crucial role in leading us to the Eucharist, the sacrament where we are transformed by her Son and learn to abandon ourselves to him.

  • How Many People Did Jesus Feed? | Daily Bread | Episode 26

    Episode 26

    Jesus feeds large crowds twice in the Gospels. First, he feeds 5,000 people with 5 loaves and 12 baskets left over. Later, he feeds 4,000 with 7 loaves and 4 baskets left over. Begin to learn the significance of these numbers for the Eucharist and the Church.

  • Feeding All Nations | Daily Bread | Episode 27

    Episode 27

    Dive into the significance of the numbers in Jesus' feeding of the 5,000 and 4,000 in the Gospels. By exploring the meaning of these numbers and their Old Testament connections, we learn that Jesus is not just going to feed the twelve tribes of Israel—he will provide a banquet for all nations.

  • Superabundance of Bread | Daily Bread | Episode 28

    Episode 28

    Over the past 2,000 years, how much bread and wine has been transformed into Christ's Body and Blood? The number is impossible to calculate. From the accounts of Jesus feeding the crowds, we come to know that he will provide a superabundance of his Body and Blood for us in the Eucharist.

  • Not Just Believing, but Eating | Daily Bread | Episode 29

    Episode 29

    In John 6, we see Jesus unite the Old Testament themes of manna and the Tree of Life to reveal the gift of the Eucharist. Jesus tells us that whoever eats the bread that he will give will live forever.

  • A Scandalous Saying | Daily Bread | Episode 30

    Episode 30

    Imagine being present when Jesus gave the Bread of Life discourse: eating his flesh and drinking his blood seemed absurd and scandalous. How do we make sense of his words?

  • John 6: Just a Metaphor? | Daily Bread | Episode 31

    Episode 31

    What does Jesus mean by "It is the spirit that gives life, the flesh is of no avail" (John 6:63)? Many people use this verse as a rebuttal against the Eucharist being Christ's actual Body and Blood, but here we can begin to see what he truly means.

  • This Is Key to Understanding the Eucharist | Daily Bread | Episode 32

    Episode 32

    In context, Christ's words in John 6 tell us that the flesh and blood he instructs us to eat will be his resurrected, glorified Body. Through this passage, Jesus gives his disciples the key to understanding the Eucharist.

  • How to Have Faith in the Eucharist | Daily Bread | Episode 33

    Episode 33

    When they heard Christ's words in the Bread of Life discourse, many people turned away from following Jesus. To have faith in the Cross and Eucharist can be difficult, but God gives us the grace to believe so that we may have life.

  • The Last Supper Was a Passover Meal | Daily Bread | Episode 34

    Episode 34

    Discover more about the Passover meal in which Jesus and the apostles celebrated the Last Supper. By closely reading Luke 22 within its Jewish context, we begin to see how Christ's Paschal Mystery fulfills God's plan for salvation.

  • Jesus's Secret Meal | Daily Bread | Episode 35

    Episode 35

    For the Last Supper, Jesus made an arrangement secretly to secure a room to celebrate the Passover meal with his disciples. Learn why this prior arrangement was necessary for any visitor to Jerusalem, but especially for Jesus in light of his quickly approaching arrest.

  • This Is No Ordinary Passover | Daily Bread | Episode 36

    Episode 36

    The Last Supper was not like any other Passover meal; Jesus transformed and elevated the Passover. In the Words of Institution at the Last Supper, Jesus both fulfills the Law and reconfigures it around his own sacrifice.

  • Do This in Memory of Me | Daily Bread | Episode 37

    Episode 37

    What is Jesus doing when he says the Words of Institution? He is establishing a New Covenant through the Eucharist. Dive in to discover the meaning behind these same words we hear at Mass.

  • A Meal at Emmaus | Daily Bread | Episode 38

    Episode 38

    What connects the stories of the Passover and the road to Emmaus? In the meal he shares en route to Emmaus, Jesus uses the same language as the Last Supper, showing that this is the first Mass.

  • Jesus Vanished! | Daily Bread | Episode 39

    Episode 39

    Why don't the disciples on the road to Emmaus know that they are traveling with Jesus? And why does Jesus disappear? Learn how Jesus is turning their eyes to see his Presence not in the appearance of his resurrected Body, but in the Eucharist.

  • The Mass Happened on the Road to Emmaus | Daily Bread | Episode 40

    Episode 40

  • Seeing through the Veil | Daily Bread | Episode 41

    At Emmaus, Christ does not disappear: his Presence remains in a new, visible way in the Eucharist. To this day, Christ is visibly present to us, though veiled in the forms of bread and wine.

  • Why Should I Receive the Eucharist? | Daily Bread | Episode 42

    Just as food nourishes us and gives us bodily strength, the Eucharist nourishes us spiritually and strengthens our charity. Learn about this powerful reality and more incredible effects of receiving the Eucharist.

  • The Mass in Eternity | Daily Bread | Episode 43

    In the Book of Revelation, we see that the eucharistic feast is not just something that happens here on earth. Scripture speaks of "the marriage supper of the Lamb", a phrase we hear at every Mass in the Liturgy of the Eucharist.

  • Heaven: The Best Wedding Ever | Daily Bread | Episode 44

    How is the Mass preparing us for Heaven? Imagine the kind of joy and intimacy experienced at a wedding. The Mass points forward to the joy of a marriage celebration that is infinitely multiplied beyond our comprehension.

  • Preparing to Be Christ's Bride | Daily Bread | Episode 45

    We, the Church, are the Bride of Christ. Just as a bride must get ready for her wedding, we must prepare ourselves for the heavenly marriage supper of the Lamb.

  • He Makes All Things New | Daily Bread | Episode 46

    Revelation describes "a new heaven and a new earth" that will come at the end of time. Learn how Christ came into the world not simply to judge, but to redeem and renew his glorious Bride: the Church.

  • We Shall See His Face | Daily Bread | Episode 47

    The Tree of Life in Genesis reappears in the Book of Revelation, showing us the ultimate end and fulfillment of the Eucharist: our admission into the life of the Blessed Trinity. In eternity, God's Presence will no longer be veiled, but we shall see him as he is, face to face.