June 6 - The center of Catholic and Orthodox prayer life is the Eucharist. Jesus wanted to guarantee that we would never be left to our own devices. Consequently, He allowed us to re-live the Last Supper for 2,000 years with Him in attendance. His Body and Blood transcend symbols of his presence. We proudly proclaim that Christ is alive in the bread and wine. John's Gospel Ch. 6 written maybe 20 years after Matthew, Mark & Luke stresses to early Christians that Christ is truly there on the altar. So, we genuflect and receive Him into our hands with reverence.