First Communion with wine is no longer a Catholic custom since the 12th century. This glass commemorates the moment when the believer receives communion for the first time. The ear of wheat and the wine grape symbolise the Eucharist.
During his last supper, on the eve of the Hebrew Passover, Jesus foretold his sacrifice through the symbols of bread and wine, making amends for Adam and Eve’s original sin. He established what would become the Eucharist, or Holy Communion, a seminal meal, which Christians have continued to observe for over 2000 years.