Euharistijska hominizacija u vrijeme pandemije COVID-19


  • Emanuel Petrov Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split
  • Šimun Markulin Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Split


man, covenant, hominization, identity, Eucharist, COVID-19


The paper deals with the hominization of human which is the key to his humanity and which is based on his allied identity. Throughout the history of salvation, God has repeatedly offered covenants to people, bringing them back to the primeval Covenant made at the time of creation. Nevertheless, it is only the Covenant made in the Blood of Christ that opens the possibility of the complete primeval and eschatological hominization which takes place in the human heart and is permanently present and alive in the celebration of the Eucharist. Hence, human is rightly referred to as homo eucharisticus. Since in the COVID-19 pandemic period required physical distance and isolation and suspended participation in the Eucharistic celebration became an obstacle to human hominization. It is therefore necessary to reconsider new models of Eucharistic hominization. Since the Church has known the practice of bringing communion to the sick from the time of first centuries, it is necessary to apply it better in new circumstances, in order for an individual to be and remain what he is - homo eucharisticus. With the use of technical aids, the practice requires reviving the order of permanent deacons, acolytes, and extraordinary minister of Holy Communion, church diakonia and koinonia, and strengthening loose family ties and the role of the father as head of the family.