Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
The sacrament of the Eucharist received by a congregation.
nOften shortened to: Communion
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the celebration of the Eucharist
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
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.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Holy 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)