The Eucharist in Time

This session asks about the nature of memory in Eucharistic action – not only in its bringing together of Jesus’s fleshly present with our own, but in the smaller and more particular meetings of personal past and present which happen for worshippers. It thinks about the meetings and partings, the presences and absences, of private lives and loves, which are part of the power of liturgical reiteration. It finishes by pondering what is different, and what the same, between the connections of love set up in non-eucharistic memorials or records of the vanished past and the relationship which Eucharistic liturgy establishes between loss and meeting.

This lecture will take place in person in the University Church on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 11.30am. It will also be livestreamed on our social media channels.