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Bread of the Face (presence)
In the Old Testament there existed elaborate ceremonies under the Old Covenant. There was also the Passover meal, which included the "Bread of the Presence". In Hebrew this is actually "Bread of the Face". The idea is that God is face to face with us....
In the "Last Supper" (Matthew 26-) it appears that Jesus, the Lord of the Sabbath, started a new meal to replace the old passover meal, although one could say it is a modification and simplification of the old. Call it the "Lord's Supper" or "Eucharist" if you wish. The parallels with "passover" are many (e.g. 12 tribes/12 disciples, both have bread and wine, directed by high priest/ Jesus now high priest, both eaten at a table). Jesus being the new high priest, king, and sacrifice all in one package, has the right to start a new system, and the believers are a new priesthood replacing the Old priesthood. The OLD system has been replaced by the new
Getting back to the bread and wine, a controversy/debate has existed between mainly Catholics and Protestants about the idea that the bread and wine is transformed into the actual flesh and blood of Christ. Some Catholics seem to say that it is transformed into the literal flesh and blood, whereas most simply say it is symbolic, just for remembering what Jesus has done. Which is correct? I think there may exist another way to look at it. It could be that the Lord's presence is more powerful during Eucharist and miracles may happen more frequently. In Luke chapter 24:13-- we read about the experience of the two travelers heading down the road toward Emmaus. Jesus came upon them and joined in with their walk. The two travelers invited Jesus to stay with them without knowing that it was the resurrected Jesus. Awhile later while they started to eat (a Passover meal?) Jesus broke BREAD and they suddenly knew it was him. The breaking of the bread of the presence/Face happened the instance he was recognized. It points to his presence. Although I do not think the bread and wine are actually transformed into real blood and flesh, I think the divine presence is more manifested and special. This is something to consider.