Carlyn's Catholic Corner
Why is this Page called Eucharistia
I am a convert. I entered the Catholic Church my sophomore year
at the Easter Vigil service
April 17, 1965 in the chapel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in
Cambridge Massachusetts. On May 2nd, I was confirmed at Holy Cross Cathedral in
Boston Massachusetts. In those days, and perhaps today as well, we were
supposed to pick a saint's name as our confirmation name. I didn't have
a devotion to any particular saint but I did love the Blessed Sacrament.
I decided I wanted my confirmation name to be in honor of the
I "made up" the name Eucharistia. At the time I thought it wasn't a real
word but rather a derivitive of the word Eucharist. However in 1971 I
taught myself New Testament Greek and I discovered that "eucharistia"
is a real Greek word.
The word Eucharistia means "thanksgiving." and is derived from 'eu'
meaning 'good' and 'charis' meaning grace. It is number 2169 in Strong's
It occurs 14 times in the New Testament. Click on the reference to
see the verse from
(Sometimes the connection to Bible Gateway is flakey. Keep trying.)
This is a tribute to Mother Teresa.
This web page is being maintained by Carlyn Iuzzolino