The eucharistic celebration is a vital part of the life and ministry of every priest and deacon. At the same time, the Eucharist is also a compelling narrative of all that Christ is for the People of God. In this book, Fr. Detisch explores a spirituality of holy orders through the eucharistic actions of Christ: take, bless, break, and give. These are more than ritual actions the deacon or priest performs within the liturgy. As they did for Jesus Christ, these eucharistic words define who a priest or deacon is for God’s people.
Fr. Scott Detisch is a priest of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in parish ministry, theological education, and priestly formation for many years. He currently serves as pastor of St. John the Evangelist Church in Girard, Pennsylvania. In addition, Fr. Detisch is an adjunct professor in systematic and sacramental theology at St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio. He is the author of the award-winning book From Hero to Servant to Mystic: Navigating the Deeper Waters of Priestly Spirituality.