The Eucharist in African Perspective

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In this article, Nigerian James Chukwuma Okoye explores the idea of an inculturated African Eucharist. After a discussion of the possibility of a truly African Eucharist according to Catholic teaching, Okoye outlines several elements that would need to be present in any Eucharist that would claim to be authentically African: it would be a sacrifice that would maintain the "ontological balance" between God and human beings; it would be richly communal in nature; it would function as an access to mystical power; it would have a healing role in the community; it would be a liturgy that would be celebrated in word, song, body movements and dance. Okoye then briefly discusses the Zairean rite of Eucharist as a concrete example of a eucharistic celebration that is rooted both in the Roman Rite as well as in local, African traditions.

The Eucharist in African Perspective

in Mission Studies


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