Dominicae Cenae

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Dominicae Cenae (English: The Mystery and Worship of the Eucharist) is an apostolic letter written by Pope John Paul II concerning the Eucharist and its role in the life of the Church and the life of the priest. It also touches on other Eucharistic topics.

Dominicae Cenae is divided into four major sections:
1. THE EUCHARISTIC MYSTERY IN THE LIFE OF THE CHURCH AND OF THE PRIEST

  1. Eucharist and Priesthood
  2. Worship of the Eucharistic Mystery
  3. Eucharist and Church
  4. Eucharist and Charity
  5. Eucharist and Neighbor
  6. Eucharist and Life

2. THE SACRED CHARACTER OF THE EUCHARIST AND SACRIFICE

  1. Sacred Character
  2. Sacrifice

3. THE TWO TABLES OF THE LORD AND THE COMMON POSSESSION OF THE CHURCH

  1. The Table of the Word of God
  2. The Table of the Bread of the Lord
  3. A Common Possession of the Church

4. CONCLUSION

It was promulgated on February 24, 1980, the Second Sunday of Lent. It is the second letter issued during Pope John Paul II's pontificate. [1]

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