The issue of an adequate description, a conceptual formulation and a theological interpretation
of the gift of the Lord’s Supper, has been a concern of Christianity since ancient times. The
circumspect observation in the Charta Oecumenica (2001) reads: ‘Fundamental differences in
faith are still barriers to visible unity’. In the light of those difficulties, attempts have been
made in recent years to work on a ‘Joint Declaration on the Lord’s Supper’. All churches and
denominations face the challenge to bring that which they learn of Jesus Christ’s sacramental
presence from the New Testament. Some rapprochements have been achieved in the last
decades. Some of those results are discussed in this essay.