The Christian Community is part of an international movement for the renewal of religion, founded in 1922 in Switzerland with the help of Rudolf Steiner.The first congregation of The Christian Community in North America was founded in New York City in 1948.
The Christian Community celebrates the Eucharist, the Sacrament of bread and wine, in a renewed form. This renewal of the archetypal form of early Christian worship, the mass, is called The Act of Consecration of Man. The unusual name, The Act of Consecration of Man, implies that the ultimate goal of our lives is to become a true human being. Christ, who himself became a human being, enlivens our true humanity. He gives his healing, transforming power to those who seek him, who recognize him, and who follow him in freedom.