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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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In a radical way, given he is a Roman Catholic theologian, Pathil adds to these four trajectories a passionate appeal for intercommunion at the local level as a necessary step forward.
They regard the ambiguous shift on divorce and remarriage as a proof-of-concept for how the church can change on a wider range of issues, where they have lately made forays and appeals - intercommunion with Protestants, married priests, same-sex relationships, euthanasia, female deacons, artificial birth control, and more.
Would not eucharistie hospitality, if not full intercommunion, strengthen our moral discernment as we continue to learn from one another?
I hope that the present work might actually have as a result a close intercommunion between the civilizations and cultures of Romania and Japan, that, at the first sight, seem diametrically opposed, but finally, we don't have to forget that they have the same existential core that characterizes the mankind.
In the 1830s and 1840s, High Churchmen, who emphasized the "catholic" (as in traditional) character of Anglicanism and felt threatened by the defections to the Roman Catholic Church, turned to the Eastern Churches for cooperation and possible intercommunion and, in 1865, the Eastern Church Association was formed to intensify the religious dialogue between the two Churches.
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All pilgrims have a Pentecostal or Evangelical background; intercommunion between them is grounded in the engagement with the Holy Land in terms of establishing relationships between holiness and place.
Mark Chapman's The Fantasy of Reunion chronicles the projects of English-speaking churchmen who, in shifting alliances, sought intercommunion first with the Roman Catholic Church and then against it in an association of "national" churches.
26) Worship and intercommunion were advances made at some interchurch gatherings.
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27) The Anglican Church was for the first time dealing specifically with the issue of Anglicans seeking intercommunion with other denominations, a landmark in the history of mission and of Anglicanism.
This relates to the ancient Orthodox principle of koinonia, embraced by Russians of the Silver Age in the term sobornost, meaning intercommunion and conciliarity, as the basic principle of community.

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