Soon it will be Passover season and I usually blog a great deal about Passover. If you search Passover on MJM you will find a lot of articles from the past, but I will bring out a whole new crop this year.
A reader sent in a question about something and if anyone knows of good literature on the issue of early Christian practices regarding Passover, eucharist, communion, agape feasts, etc. Were the agape feasts simply meals with a blessing over wine and bread or were they somewhat like communion/eucharist? Is the evidence strong that early Christians (or the Pauline community) had something like communion/eucharist more often than once a year (the Corinthians passage seems vague to me and I’d love to see articles on it)? What about the Didache and the eucharistic-birkat mazon influenced prayer?
When I say, is there good material, I mean the kind with historical and textual research, not popular level books teaching the basics of these relationships but without solid research.