Churches across the globe plan to observe the annual World Communion Sunday on Sunday, October 7, 2018. World Communion Sunday is a time for remembering that around the globe—in different languages, with different traditions and customs, and in various forms of liturgy—the Lord’s Supper is celebrated throughout Christendom. At its best, therefore, World Communion Sunday serves two purposes, it is both a joyous and meaningful partaking in Jesus’ sacred meal with His friends and a mind-opening exposure to different Christian traditions from around the world.
The key word for World Communion Sunday is communion, or unity. It is a day when we mark the almost universal Christian practice of breaking bread with one another and remembering our unity in Jesus Christ.