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Eucharistic flash mob

A Eucharistic flash mob in the centre of Preston, UK, organised by the Capuchin Franciscans on Ascension Day 2011.

Jesus Christ is in every book of the Bible.
In Genesis, Jesus is the Seed of the Woman.

In Exodus, He is the Passover Lamb.

In Leviticus, He is the Priest, the Altar, and the Lamb of Sacrifice.

In Numbers, He is a Pillar of Cloud by day and the Pillar of Fire by Night.

In Deuteronomy, Jesus is the Prophet, like Moses. 
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Joshua, Jesus is the Captain of Our Salvation.

In Judges, He is our Judge and Lawgiver.

In Ruth, He is our Kinsman and Redeemer.

In 1 and 2 Samuel, He is our Trusted Prophet.

In Kings and Chronicles, He is our Reigning King.

In Ezra, He is the rebuilder of the broken down walls of human life.
 Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nehemiah, Jesus is our Restorer.

In Tobit, He is the Messenger of New Life.

In Judith, He is Weakness Turned into Victory.

In Esther, He is our Advocate.

In 1 and 2 Maccabees, He is the Leader who dies for God’s law.
 Come and kneel before Him now.

In Job, Jesus is our Everliving Redeemer.

In Psalms, He is our Shepherd.

In Proverbs, He is our Wisdom.
In Ecclesiastes, He is our Hope of Resurrection.

In the Song of Songs, He is our Loving Bridegroom.

In Wisdom, He is the emanation of God’s thought.
In Ecclesiasticus (Sirach), Jesus is our security.
 Come and kneel before Him now.
In Isaiah, Jesus is the Suffering Servant.

In Jeremiah, He is the Righteous Branch.

In Lamentations, He is our Weeping Prophet.

In Baruch, He is the Mercy from the Eternal One.

In Ezekiel, He is the One with the Right to Rule.

In Daniel, Jesus is the Fourth Man in the fiery furnace. 
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Hosea, Jesus is the Faithful Husband forever married to the sinner.

In Joel, He is the One who Baptizes with the Holy Spirit of Fire.

In Amos, He is the Restorer of Justice.

In Obadiah, He is Mighty to Save.

In Jonah, He is our great foreign missionary.

In Micah, He is the feet of one who brings Good News. 
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Nahum, Jesus is our stronghold in the day of trouble.

In Habakkuk, He is God my Savior.

In Zephaniah, He is the King of Israel.

In Haggai, He is the signet ring.

In Zechariah, He is our Humble King riding on a colt.

In Malachi, Jesus is the Son of Righteousness. 
Come and kneel before Him now.

In Matthew, Jesus is God with us.

In Mark, He is the Son of God.

In Luke, He is the Son of Mary, feeling what you feel.

In John, He is the Bread of Life.

In Acts, Jesus is the Savior of the World.
 Come and kneel before Him now.
In Romans, Jesus is the Righteousness of God.

In 1 Corinthians, He is the Resurrection.

In 2 Corinthians, He is the God of all comfort.

In Galatians, He is your liberty. He sets you free.

In Ephesians, Jesus is the Head of the Church.
 Come and kneel before Him now.
In Philippians, Jesus is your Joy.

In Colossians, He is your Completeness.

In 1 and 2 Thessalonians, He is your Hope.

In 1 Timothy, He is your Faith.
In 2 Timothy, Jesus is your Stability.
 Come and kneel before Him now.

In Titus, Jesus is Truth.

In Philemon, He is your Benefactor.

In Hebrews, He is your Perfection.

In James, He is the Power behind your Faith.

In 1 Peter, He is your Example.

In 2 Peter, Jesus is your Purity. 
Come and kneel before Him now.

In 1 John, Jesus is your Life.

In 2 John, He is your Pattern.

In 3 John, He is your Motivation.
 In Jude, He is the Foundation of your Faith.
In Revelation, Jesus is your Coming King.
He is:
 The First and the Last.
 The Beginning and the End.
 He is the Keeper of Creation and the Creator of All.
 He is the Architect of the Universe and the Manager of All Time.
 He Always Was, He Always Is, and He Always Will Be Unmoved, Unchanged, Undefeated, and Never Undone.
He was bruised and brought healing.
 He was pierced and eased pain.
 He was persecuted and brought freedom. 
He was dead and brought life.
 He is risen and brings power. 
He reigns and brings peace.

The world can’t understand Him.
 The armies can’t defeat Him.
Schools can’t explain Him and the leaders can’t ignore Him.
 Herod couldn’t kill Him.
 The Pharisees couldn’t confuse Him.
 The people couldn’t hold him. Nero couldn’t crush Him.
 Hitler couldn’t silence Him.
 The New Age can’t replace Him.
 And Oprah can’t explain Him away.

He is Life, Love, Longevity, and Lord.
 He is Goodness, Kindness, Gentleness and God.
 He is Holy, Righteous, Mighty, Powerful, [missing word] 
His Ways our Right, His Words Eternal, His Rules Unchanging, and His
 Might [missing phrase] 
He is My Redeemer, He is My Savior, He is My God, He is My Priest, He is My Joy, He is My Comfort, He is My Lord, and He rules my life.


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13 thoughts on “Eucharistic flash mob”

      1. Dear Fr. Peters,

        I can think of a few of my more Protestant brothers that are probably thinking of words besides of “humeral veil.” That would be the least of their heartburn.

        Yours truly,

        Bob Chapman

  1. Putting the monstrance with Host in a duffle bag and carrying it around was fairly bold of the friar.


  2. Tom Bandy, a church development guru, talks about PCMs, or people of Christian Memory. In this case, it appealed to people to Catholic memory. We have no idea what might be kindled within them

  3. Brother David

    This is one flash mob in which I would not take part. I cannot give you a strict theological reasoning, but something inside me makes me feel uncomfortable doing this, in this setting. It smells of false piety in public.

    I think that there are things that are ours, as Christians, and that if the general public wish to experience them, they should come visit us, not us parade it before them.

    You can probably guess that I am also not in favor of communion before baptism, as well.

    1. Thanks, Steve. I’ve already privately had someone email this to me & was thinking of embedding it as a post of its own. What do you (or anyone) think of this?

      1. Why are they yelling?

        That was my first response. You can project your voice without yelling.

        Other thoughts include:

        1. Gospel reading? Where was it?

        2. Prayers of the People? Where were they?

        3. Did these Reformed pastors adopt Lutheran Eucharistic practice of only needing an ordained pastor (magically) speak the Words of Institution over the bread and “wine”?

        (I know it is possible to combine the Prayers of the People with the Eucharistic Prayer, but I don’t see evidence showing this is what they did.)

        4. Why did they do this?

        1. Explanation on #4:

          I can see a purpose of taking Eucharistic Devotion to the streets, as in the first video. You can have a discussion on whether it was appropriate, but I can see the purpose in going outside church walls.

          The UCC Flash Eucharist was at a church convention. That is not exactly going out into the world.

        2. Bob, this is clearly an edited video – so someone else will have to say if there was a Gospel reading etc. Like you, I wondered if there was a Eucharistic Prayer. Unfortunately I have been present at what were termed Communion Services in NZ Anglicanism without a Eucharistic Prayer. I’ve written of the chaos here.

      2. Brother David

        It is at least in the confines of the Hotel/convention center complex where they are holding their denominational meeting. That is a bit different than if they had gone out in Tampa, FL, USA to any old street corner and done the same thing.

        But it is pushing the envelope a bit, but these folks are known for that!

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