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1. Communion, relationship, or association between persons or groups.
2. The practice by which members of different Christian denominations can receive Communion at one another's Eucharistic services or at a common service.


(Ecclesiastical Terms) association between Churches, involving esp mutual reception of Holy Communion


(ˌɪn tər kəˈmyun yən)

1. mutual communion, association, or relations.
2. a communion service among members of different denominations.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.intercommunion - participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, sacramental manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"


[ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪən] Nintercomunión f


nBeziehungen pl
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To justify the validity of intercommunion, Hall pointed to the obligation of Christian charity and the conviction that pedobaptists, being members of the true church, cannot lawfully be excluded from its communion.
Cardinal Desmond Connell was way out of step with ecumenical thought when he criticised the concept of intercommunion.
Although the second Vatican Council, in its Decree on Ecumenism, permitted Catholics to interact with non-Catholics, the days are still far away when African Catholics can expect full intercommunion with non-Catholics.
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Contacts with other denominations led to the 1931 Bonn Agreement, which established intercommunion between Anglican and Old-Catholic churches.
The affirmation of Jesus's resurrection, so far from leading us to dualistic despair over our worldly corporeality, releases us more radically into it, and into the deep intercommunion between self and other that bodily life facilitates.
Furthermore, personality conflicts among Orthodox leaders, notably between Bulgakov and Florovskii, hurt chances for overlooking theological differences and focusing on intercommunion and forms of cooperation.
And that, in ecumenism, some Catholics played down disagreements about doctrine and discipline and were too ready to urge intercommunion and to talk as if the Catholic Church is not the sole Church with the fullness of truth, and act as if one need not worry much about evangelizing or converting non-Catholics.
If indeed the value one recognizes (after data recall, understanding, application, analysis, and synthesis) is a person; if indeed the interpersonal event of faith transfigures dialectical hermeneutics into faith as faith in--implying love, access to the person, knowledge through intercommunion, acceptance of the authority of the one believed in, and knowing in the fullest sense of the word (Fries, 1985/1996); and, if indeed the One who asserts ultimately is the Holy One, lived faith will manifest joyful conviction, loving decision, and committed trust in God within a faith community.
26) Worship and intercommunion were advances made at some interchurch gatherings.
I note in particular the growing mutual recognition of baptism; a common liturgical renewal reflecting the convergence in BEM, especially around the eucharist; and the effects of BEM on new series of full and intercommunion agreements between churches.

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