1. THE QUESTION WAS: The Early Christians were known to call the Mass all of the following names except one. Which one?

                  a.   the Eucharist

    1. the Sacrifice
    2. the Breaking of the Bread
    3. Service


THE ANSWER IS……D…. Christians called the celebration the “Eucharist,” the “Sacrifice” “the liturgy” and the “Breaking of the Bread.”


One book that examines how the early Christians celebrated Mass is “The Mass of the Early Christians” by Mike Aquilina.


Web sites on the Mass

http://matt1618.freeyellow.com/eucharist.html (The Eucharist Page)

http://www.cin.org/users/james/questions/q106.htm (Protestants go out on a limb in denying Mass as sacrifice, which is not denied by any other Christians, from Eastern Orthodox to Armenians, and from Coptics to Assyrians)

http://www.catholic-defense.com/euchrst2.htm (Early Church Fathers on Eucharist)

http://www.catholic-defense.com/mass.htm (Early Church Fathers on Sunday Mass)

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/the_eucharist.html (The Eucharist in the Bible)

http://www.scripturecatholic.com/revelation_and_the_mass.html (Mass references in Bible)

http://home.nyc.rr.com/mysticalrose/hebr1010.html (Does Jesus die again at Mass?)

http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/05584a.htm (Catholic Encyclopedia on the Eucharist)

http://www.ourladyswarriors.org/liturgy/masspower.htm (Find out what famous popes and geniuses said about the Mass)



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