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By Pastor Jon Hayashi
Special to The Record 

Pastor's Corner: Eucharisteo


Last updated 1/20/2021 at 12:59pm

What does “eucharisteo” mean? You may recognize it from the term Eucharist which refers to the presence of Christ in the taking of the elements of the Lord’s Supper.

But what does the term mean? Eucharisteois the form of a Greek word literally meaning “to give good grace” or “to speak that which is well-pleasing” and is commonly translated as “to give thanks” or “thanksgiving”. And there it is, the tie-in to this month: Thanksgiving.

There are two things of interest with this word. First of all, in the middle of eucharisteois “charis” which means “grace”. This...

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