real presence

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real presence

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(Ecclesiastical Terms) the doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
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Noun1.real presence - (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
Christian religion, Christianity - a monotheistic system of beliefs and practices based on the Old Testament and the teachings of Jesus as embodied in the New Testament and emphasizing the role of Jesus as savior
church doctrine, religious doctrine, creed, gospel - the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
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It used to be that the Real Presence of the Eucharist was perceived as limited to the consecrated bread and wine.