In this book, Fr. Giles Dimock, O.P. answers some the most commonly asked questions about the Eucharist that have been posed to him in his preaching and teaching. He starts off with questions on the Jewish background of Eucharist and then examines the Last Supper and its theology in the light of the Paschal Mystery. Some of the other questions deal with transubstantiation, sacrifice, Real Presence, communion, and intercommunion. Fr. Dimock’s answers are both practical and ecumenical.
The questions range from the straightforward “Why is the Eucharist called Holy Communion?,” “What is Forty Hours?,” to the more involved “What is said about the Eucharist in the Code of Canon Law?” Father Dimock places the teaching of the Church on the Eucharist in conciliar and papal documentation. Here is a book, appropriately appearing in the Year of the Eucharist, that will satisfy the spiritual as well as theological curiosity of college students and seminarians studying the Eucharist, as well as probing, informed lay people.