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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.

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

love′ feast`


n.
1. a meal eaten together in token of brotherly love and charity.
2. a gathering to promote good feeling.
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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Paul Stutzman organizes Recovering the Love Feast into two sections: the first and largest traces the history of the Love Feast in Christian tradition; the second suggests ways contemporary congregations might appropriate the forming practices of the Love Feast.
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.
A church with numerous stations might invite all members to a love feast for a time of fellowship, praise, divine intercession, and the presentation of reports.
She began publishing in her late teens and has had a rather controversial career, culminating in the release of the serial-killer love feast Exquisite Corpse in 1996.
We could even recover the love feast from the early church and really start to see eating together as part of our discipleship.
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Calling it a Love Feast is appropriate in more than one way, for this is food truly cooked with love.
Forget vying with other couples in public displays of affection this Valentine's Day and tuck into a lavish love feast at home.
The Love Feast, a German ceremony adopted by the Aboriginal people of Newfoundland at which people offer each other tea to display affection and unity, will begin activities on the Sunday.
Early Christians referred to the Eucharist as agape or love feast.
But some congressmen are missing from this love feast of agreement on the need to fix the Balanced Budget Act.
The winter furrow may seem to doze on in oblivion, but like "pensive Selene," the poet caresses and coaxes, honoring and remembering in brief "stanzas for a love feast.