Breaking bread: The Eucharist

Friday, May 16, 2008 | 1:00 p.m. CDT; updated 1:34 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — For each Christian, the Eucharist, or the consuming of the body and blood of Jesus Christ, is highly significant. However, the physical act of taking communion and the form the “body and blood” take may differ between denominations. Some churches have developed a preference for the materials representing the body and blood of Christ. For each of three Columbia congregations, sharing communion is a sign of faith. And it is sometimes a matter of personal taste.