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1. A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches, which was instituted at the Last Supper and in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed in remembrance of Jesus's death; Communion.
2. The consecrated elements of this rite; Communion.

[Middle English eukarist, from Old French eucariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek eukharistiā, from eukharistos, grateful, thankful : eu-, eu- + kharizesthai, to show favor (from kharis, grace; see gher- in Indo-European roots).]

Eu′cha·ris′tic, Eu′cha·ris′ti·cal adj.
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1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the Christian sacrament in which Christ's Last Supper is commemorated by the consecration of bread and wine
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the consecrated elements of bread and wine offered in the sacrament
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Mass, esp when regarded as the service where the sacrament of the Eucharist is administered
[C14: via Church Latin from Greek eukharistia, from eukharistos thankful, from eu- + kharizesthai to show favour, from kharis favour]
ˌEuchaˈristic, ˌEuchaˈristical adj
ˌEuchaˈristically adv
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(ˈyu kə rɪst)

1. the sacrament of Holy Communion; the sacrifice of the Mass; the Lord's Supper.
2. the consecrated elements of the Holy Communion, esp. the bread.
[1350–1400; Middle English eukarist < Late Latin eucharistia < Greek eucharistía gratefulness, thanksgiving. See eu-, charisma, -ia]
Eu`cha•ris′tic, Eu`cha•ris′ti•cal, adj.
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Also called communion, Mass, or Lord’s Supper. A church service which remembers the Last Supper. The wine and the bread or wafer taken by the participants are symbols of Jesus’ body and blood which he commanded that his followers eat and drink
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wineEucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
sacrament - a formal religious ceremony conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the two Protestant ceremonies are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction
Offertory - the part of the Eucharist when bread and wine are offered to God
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"
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[ˈjuːkərɪst] NEucaristía f
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[ˈjuːkərɪst] nEucharistie f
the Eucharist → l'Eucharistie
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n (Eccl: = service) → Abendmahlsgottesdienst m; the Eucharistdas (heilige) Abendmahl, die Eucharistie
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[ˈjuːkərɪst] nEucaristia
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It seems equally improbable that in York Judas handled a communion wafer so casually as to dip it himself into Christ's bowl or cup.
For instance while all Ogyakromians' breakfast at dawn are meals like kenkey, fufu, ampesi, waakye, banku (not the Bukom), akple, gari and beans and anything heavy, the Half-Tear clan will drink plain hot water diluted with a spot of goat milk and a communion wafer size slice of bread with a flat spread of pig meat or a thin spread of fruit puree like strawberry, raspberry, gooseberry, henberry, yoryi, atia, alugutungui, mango, orange, pink, blue, brown etc.
'Ministers help distribute the communion wafer during Mass as well as to those unable to attend church for health reasons, something I see as my religious duty,
This leaves people who suffer from gluten intolerance little choice but to refrain from partaking in the occasion that observes doctrine of transubstantiation, according to which the Communion wafer and wine symbolizes the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ respectively.
A planned Satanic ritual at Oklahoma City's Civic Center spawned community outrage and a lawsuit over an allegedly stolen communion wafer.
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He focuses on 'the sacrificial expiation of pollution' (205) which is exemplified by Mina's alarm regarding a poison in her blood, the antidote to which is the pressing of a communion wafer against her forehead.
Hence his obsession with the two-pence piece, for example, in its popular nomination as the wishing coin, and its parity in size with the communion wafer, for which it becomes a kind of analogue of faith.
The Quran, because it is taken as the word of God speaking through the Prophet, is considered sacred as is the consecrated communion wafer in some Christian churches.
For example, the protesters in some cases may have been Puritans who would not kneel to receive the communion wafer. Generally, however, this kind of default was tolerated as less of a threat than signs of popery, which was also covertly practiced and seen as much more dangerous.
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Coronation Street (ITV1, 7.30pm & 8.30pm) Tony Gordon has become a born again Christian, or that's what he'd have us believe, but tonight he visits the priest, who himself needs to get straight to confession, for instead of handing him the communion wafer he slips him a SIM card for a phone.