IEC2012 – Why no Lord’s Supper at the Last Supper

by | Jun 16, 2012 | Scripture, ZZ_All

Kieran O’Mahony OSA

Kieran O’Mahony OSA is a scripture scholar, living in Orlagh (Firhouse, Dublin). He works in the Dublin diocese, providing biblical resources for parishes and for people in ministry. His primary biblical interests are St Paul, the Gospels and the Jesus of history.

Lectio divina is a particular speciality and all the retreats in Orlagh are founded on biblical texts and ways of bringing the Word to life in our lives today. Find out more about Father O’Mahony’s work.

When he’s not at work, friends, music, cycling and a yearly trek on the camino de Santiago keep him reasonably sane. Kieran studied systematic theology (STL) and biblical studies (LSS) in Rome , completing his PhD at Trinity College, Dublin.

From 1990 until 2011, he worked in the Scripture Department at Milltown Institute (Dublin), latterly as head of department and associate professor. Among his publications are What the Bible Says about the Stranger and Do We Still Need St Paul?

He is president both of the Irish Biblical Association and of the National Bible Society of Ireland. As part of his work for the diocese, he is on the Eucharistic Congress’s pastoral committee, on the board of the Diocesan Centre for Formation in Ministry (Clonliffe) and is chair of the bishops’ Evangelisation Task Group (Maynooth).

Communion in St Paul

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The workshop will explore the teaching on the Eucharist to be found in the Fourth Gospel: in particular, the absence of the Lord’s Supper in John 13-17 and the presence of eucharistic themes in John 6 will be contrasted.

Date of event Saturday 16th June