Holy Communion


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Holy Communion

n.
The sacrament of the Eucharist received by a congregation.

Holy Communion

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the celebration of the Eucharist
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
Often shortened to: Communion

Ho′ly Commun′ion


n.
1. a Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as the body and blood of Christ or as symbols of Christ's body and blood or as memorials of Christ's death.
2. the consecrated bread and wine; the Eucharist.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Holy Communion - the act of participating in the celebration of the EucharistHoly Communion - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
ritual - the prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies
Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Lord's Supper, sacrament of the Eucharist - a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
intercommunion - participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
Translations

Holy Communion

nla comunione, l'eucaristia
References in classic literature ?
She suggested that Natasha should fast and prepare for Holy Communion, and Natasha gladly welcomed the idea.
It seemed to Philip that the religion which his uncle had preached all his life was now of no more than formal importance to him: every Sunday the curate came and administered to him Holy Communion, and he often read his Bible; but it was clear that he looked upon death with horror.
Pfatteicher, "The New Holy Communion Rite--III: Seven clear achievements," Lutheran Forum 5, No.
He added that the Armenians invited the Anglicans to receive Holy Communion in the cathedral in the city of Etchmiadzin, the mother cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church and the seat of the Catholicos - or senior bishop - of the Armenian church.
bishops' Secretariat for the Liturgy, has urged removal of certain liturgical books because he contends that they "contradict liturgical law in regard to distribution of holy Communion (NCR, Dec.
But to some theologians, the prepackaged cup threatens the symbolism of Holy Communion, which celebrates the Last Supper of Jesus with a ceremonial meal of bread and wine or grape juice.
BROCKHOLES Holy communion at St George's Church |was celebrated by the Rev Liam Beadle, who spoke about the work of the holy spirit.
A YOUNG girl celebrating her First Holy Communion was killed after she tumbled off a bouncy castle.
However, I know there are a number of people who feel they should still be able to receive Holy Communion on the tongue.
LBW by its layout suggests that the main Sunday service be a service of both proclamation of the Word and celebration of Holy Communion.
Disposal of the consecrated elements reflects what Christians think they are doing when they gather for eucharist, holy communion, Lord's supper, mass.