Communion Institution — Jim Burklo, USA

You bring alive what once seemed dead

Your word becomes as real as bread

Your love we taste in sips of wine

Your meal reveals the life divine


Jim Burklo, Associate Dean of Religious Life at the University of Southern California, writes regularly for the liturgy project.  Many of his liturgical materials can be found in his book Birdlike and Barnless: Meditations, Prayers, and Songs for Progressive Christians  (2008, St Johann Press).  Explore his blog for hymns, prayers and more.



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