8.2.10 Holy Communion as a meal of fellowship

Holy Communion is a meal of fellowship in a threefold sense:

  • First of all, the incarnate and glorified Son of God enters into fellowship with His Apostles in the celebration of Holy Communion. Thereby the original situation at the institution of Holy Communion is repeated.
  • However, in the celebration of Holy Communion the Risen One also has fellowship with those believers who partake of the Lord's Supper worthily for their salvation.
  • Moreover, those assembled in the congregation for divine service also have fellowship with one another in Holy Communion.