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love feast

n.
1.
a. A meal shared among early Christians as a symbol of love.
b. A similar symbolic meal among certain modern Christian sects.
2. A gathering intended to promote goodwill among the participants.
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love feast

n
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Also called: agape (among the early Christians) a religious meal eaten with others as a sign of mutual love and fellowship
2. a ritual meal modelled upon this
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love′ feast`


n.
1. a meal eaten together in token of brotherly love and charity.
2. a gathering to promote good feeling.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.love feast - a social gathering intended to create goodwill among the participants
social affair, social gathering - a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
2.love feast - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowshiplove feast - a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
religious ceremony, religious ritual - a ceremony having religious meaning
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A very special Love Feast is also on the evening's menu, ensuring this is a night with a difference in both musical and culinary terms.
A love feast with a fabulous spread of delicacies and mementos of appreciation to every individual capped an extraordinary day filled with love, laughter, and the spirit of bonhomie.
"We will serve 'love feast' to believers during lunch," Father Abraham said.
An important part of life in all the Methodist societies was the so-called Love Feast, a practice which Wesley had adopted from the Moravian Church in Germany involving informal prayer, singing, testimony and sharing food and water.
For Doherty, this is why farming is linked to the agape, the love feast of the Mass: liturgical worship and food always go together.
The protracted Hillary-Barack duel of 2008 seems like a love feast compared to the Mitt and Rick slugfest.
Recovering the Love Feast: Broadening our Eucharistic Celebrations.
Wagner's Love Feast Of The Apostles is an extremely difficult piece of male vocal composition, but the Colne Valley choir mastered it and presented it to astonishment across the country well into the 1950s.
Baptists observed the love feast, a time of testimony, praise, and prayer with a communal meal.
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