The most important element of the Eucharist is the bread and the wine, but there are varying beliefs about the roles of these items.
Catholics and Orthodox Christians, who place more importance on the bread and wine than other denominations, hold Eucharists more often than other denominations, such as Methodists. This is because they see it as an essential way of sustaining their relationship with God.
Catholics are given bread by the priest and wine from a shared cup, whereas Orthodox Christians take the bread and wine from the same spoon.
What do Orthodox Christians believe about the bread and wine?
Jesus is mystically present in it.