love feast

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love feast

n.
1.
a. A meal shared among early Christians as a symbol of love.
b. A similar symbolic meal among certain modern Christian sects.
2. A gathering intended to promote goodwill among the participants.

love feast

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: agape (among the early Christians) a religious meal eaten with others as a sign of mutual love and fellowship
2. a ritual meal modelled upon this

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n.
1. a meal eaten together in token of brotherly love and charity.
2. a gathering to promote good feeling.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.love feast - a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
2.love feast - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowshiplove feast - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
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Based on the Agape feast and meals of the early church described in the Bible, which were partaken in unity and love, a traditional Moravian Lovefeast features dieners (from the German word for servers) providing a sweetened bun and coffee to the congregation in the pews.
He argues in his unpublished 2010 doctoral dissertation ("On the Promise of Film as a Locus Mystgogicus: An Appraisal from the Perspectives of Roman Catholic Teaching on Cinema and Karl Rahner's Fundamental Theology") that the preparation of this agape feast, this work of art by a quintessential artiste, was "a ritual by which she puts to rest all that has been taken from her, family, country, career.