Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist

In Christian theology, the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist is the doctrine that Jesus is present in the Eucharist, not merely symbolically or metaphorically,[1] nor literalistically, but sacramentally.

Catholics give adoration to Christ, whom they believe to be really present, in body and blood, soul and divinity, in sacramental bread whose reality has been changed into that of his body.

There are a number of Christian denominations that teach that Christ is truly present in the Eucharist, including Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy, the Church of the East, the Moravian Church, Lutheranism, Anglicanism, Methodism, Irvingism and Reformed Christianity.[1][2][3][4][5][6] The differences in the teachings of these Churches primarily concern "the mode of Christ's presence in the Lord’s Supper".[1] Efforts at mutual understanding of the range of beliefs by these Churches led in the 1980s to consultations on Baptism, Eucharist and Ministry by the World Council of Churches.

By contrast, the term is rejected or interpreted in light of "remembrance" stated in the New Testament by General Baptists,[7][8] Anabaptists,[9] the Plymouth Brethren,[9] some non-denominational Christian churches,[10] as well as those identifying with liberal Christianity, and segments of the Restoration Movement,[9] such as Jehovah's Witnesses.[11][12][13][14]