From Scott Hahn On The Eucharist

The Epistle to the Hebrews sees the Mass in light of the Temple’s animal sacrifices (Heb 13:10). Many modern scholars have noted parallels between the Mass and the most commonly offered sacrifice of Jesus’ day: the thank-offering (in Hebrew, todah). The todah was a sacrificial meal of bread and wine, shared with his friends, given in thanksgiving for God’s deliverance. The Talmud records the ancient rabbis’ teaching that, when the Messiah has come, “all sacrifices will cease except the todah sacrifice. This will never cease in all eternity.” When the Jews translated their Scriptures into Greek, they rendered the word todah as eucharistia, the word from which we get “Eucharist.”


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