In the Holy Eucharist, under the appearances of bread and wine, the Lord Christ is contained, offered, and received. The word “Eucharist” means “Thanksgiving.”
The elements of the Eucharist, sacramental bread (leavened or unleavened) and sacramental wine, are consecrated on an altar and consumed thereafter. Communicants, those who consume the elements, may speak of “receiving the Eucharist”, as well as “celebrating the Eucharist”.
The 2020 International Eucharistic Congress will be the 52nd edition of the International Eucharistic Congress (IEC) which takes place in 2020 in Budapest, Hungary. The one-week event held regularly since 1881 (every four years in recent times) celebrates the Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist according to the teaching of the Catholic Church.
Also in 2020 many parishes and dioceses will celebrate the Year of the Eucharist. We have designed a wax relief for this celebrations.