Why Is Eucharist Considered To Be The Sacrifice of Thanksgiving And Praise To God?

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The Eucharist is a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the Father because in it the Church expresses her gratitude to God for all His benefits, for all that He has accomplished through creation, redemption, and sanctification. In fact, Eucharist means first of all “thanksgiving.”

Secondly, by the Eucharist, the Church sings the glory of God in the name of all creation. This is the reason Eucharist is also called the sacrifice of Praise.

This sacrifice of praise is possible only through Christ: He unites the faithful to his person, to His praise, and to His intercession, so that the sacrifice of praise to the Father is offered through Christ and with Him, to be accepted in Him.

In the Eucharistic sacrifice the whole of creation loved by God is presented to the Father through the death and the resurrection of Christ. Through Christ the Church can offer the sacrifice of praise in thanksgiving for all that God has made good, beautiful, and just in creation and in humanity.


Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC 1359, 1360 & 1361)

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