“Do this in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19)

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Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

By Darra Goldstein

Published 2015

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Multisensory meals are memorable everywhere. In Christian meals, living people commemorate the dead, and in remembering their generations in the face of death, they consider the foundations of their existence. The prominence of sweets outside church services is a sign that Christianity in its many forms is reproduced by clergy in universalizing terms and also by congregants who create their sweet–bitter confections out of their everyday experiences of living and dying.