A sacred feast of the religious sect of Theophagi. A dispute once unhappily arose among the members of this sect as to what it was that they ate. In this controversy some five hundred thousand have already been slain, and the question is still unsettled.
The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.
From the Greek word for thanksgiving or gratitude. The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper, the consecrated bread and wine used in the rite of Communion, or the rite itself.
A Greek word meaning ?thanksgiving.? One of the names for the holy meal of bread and wine, also called Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the mass; or the consecrated bread and wine; derived from a Greek word meaning "to give thanks". (Lynch, Joseph H. The Medieval Church: A Brief History, 362)
the Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Super, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed; the consecrated elements, specially the bread.
Worship that includes the reading and preaching of the Word of God, and the celebration of the Holy Communion (or Lord's Supper). It comes from the Greek word for "thanksgiving."
The Eucharist is a special meal that Jesus shares with us today. We receive the Body and Blood of Christ.
Comes from the Greek word meaning "Thanksgiving". It is based on the events that happened at the last supper. All Christian groups perform this service except Salvationists and Quakers.
Literally, a "thanksgiving". The common name for the Mass, or the Lord’s Supper.
sacrament involving consumption of ceremonial bread and wine: named after a Greek word for thanksgiving
Greek for thanksgiving. It is the Sacrament that repeats the action of Jesus at his last supper with his disciples, when he gave them bread, saying, â€œThis is my body,â€ and wine, saying, â€œThis is my blood.â€ (Mat. 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; 1 Cor. 11.) Partaking is called communion.
Comes from the Greek word meaning "Thanksgiving". It is based on the events that happened at the last supper. Many Christian groups perform this service. Roman Catholics believe that during the Eucharist the bread and wine are changed into the Body and Blood of Christ.
from the Greek word for "thanksgiving," this is another word for communion
Sacred Meal. Some pagans object to this term as Christian, but actually it originated in Mithraic tradition
'Thanksgiving'; the Eucharist is one of the Holy Mysteries of the Christian Church. According to the Byzantine ritual, the bread and wine received by the faithful during the Eucharist is 'transformed' into the 'body and blood of Christ' through the intervention of the Holy Spirit.
(EU·cha·rist). The sacrament of holy communion.
The name given to the Blessed Sacrament of the Altar in its twofold aspect of sacrament and sacrifice of mass, and in which Jesus Christ is truly present under the bread and wine. Faith- In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word means essentially steadfastness, where it is used to describe the strengthening of Moses's hands; hence it comes to mean faithfulness, whether of God towards man or of man towards God.
a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
Central rite of the Christian religion, in which bread and wine are consecrated by an ordained minister and consumed by the minister and members of the congregation in obedience to Jesus' command at the Last Supper, "Do this in remembrance of me." In the Orthodox and Roman Catholic churches, and in the Anglican, Lutheran, and many other Protestant churches, it is regarded as a sacrament, which both symbolizes and effects the union of Christ with the faithful. Baptists and others refer to Holy Communion as an "institution," rather than a sacrament, emphasizing obedience to a commandment.
one of the seven sacraments and the principal ritual of the church, in which bread and wine is transformed into the body and blood of Christ; the ritual must be administered by a priest
One of the names for the Holy Mysteries; the Holy Communion.
From the Greek word meaning â€œto give thanks,â€ the central act of Christian worship. Also called the Mass or Divine Liturgy in some traditions, the Eucharist derives from the teaching that Jesus held a Jewish Passover Seder with his disciples the night before he died.
(usually "Holy Eucharist") - The principal service of the Christian Church, celebrated in keeping with the Lord's own instruction to "do this in remembrance of me." (The word is from the Greek, meaning "to give thanks.")
a religious rite or ritual in which consecrated bread and wine are offered to individuals by a priest, to commemorate Christ's last supper.
A Christian sacrament in which bread and wine are consecrated, distributed, and consumed in commemoration of the passion and death of Christ
(as for Holy Communion) an act of thanksgiving, the central act of Christian worship - the sacrament of the Mass, or the Lord's Supper
the sacrament in which is present the body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread and wine
(English) The Christian rite during which the host, or bread, and wine are consecrated.
The celebration of the community in which the bread and wine are changed into the body and blood of Christ.
In Christianity, the act of communion. A Christian sacrament involving the ritual use of bread and wine.
Also known as Holy Eucharist or Holy Communion; the sacrament of the blessing and partaking of the bread and wine in remembrance of Christ's resurrection and his ongoing presence at work among us. "Eucharist" literally means thanksgiving.
The elements of the communion supper where the bread and wine are the body and blood of Christ.
thanksgiving, Holy Communion - sharing of bread and wine to remember Jesus' death
literally the "Thanksgiving to God" Christian meal also called "Holy Communion" or the "Lord's Supper" and also referring to the consecrated (blessed) elements, usually bread and wine. Different religious groups consider it either a sacrament or ordinance, and vary widely on the meaning, sacredness, and manner of celebration.
A "good gift" or thanksgiving; the sacrament synonymous with Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper or Mass, the act of following the Lord's commandment of consuming the consecrated elements of bread and wine, the body and blood of Christ.
A word that means "thanksgiving" that is sometimes used as a name for Holy Communion.
Taken from a Greek word meaning "thanksgiving," Eucharist designates Holy Communion, the central act of Christian worship. At the Last Supper Christ gave thanks (Matt. 26:27; 1 Cor. 11:24), and embodied in the communion service is our Own thanksgiving. The word came into use very early, as exemplified by its use in the writings of the apostles ("Now concerning the Eucharist...." Didache 9:1) and the letters of St. Ignatius of Antioch (Ign. Phil. 4:1, about A.D. 107).
Most Christians call it Holy Communion. Some call it the Mass. Many Episcopalians and some others call it Eucharist. It is Greek for Thanksgiving.
Holy Communion, the Mystery or Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, celebrated as the Divine Liturgy. From Greek, Eucharistia (Thanksgiving). According to Orthodox doctrine, the bread and wine that are offered become the Body and Blood of Christ, but the manner of this change is a mystery. These Gifts are offered to Orthodox Christians who have prepared by prayer, fasting, Confession, and attendance at the entire cycle of the Divine Office, including vespers and matins before the Divine Liturgy.
Holy Communion; the concecrated bread and wine used for holy communion in the Roman Catholic Church. Eulogia is bread blessed but not concecrated, given to the noncommunicants at Mass, particularly in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Another term for Eucharist is Housel, which is the administration of the Eucharist.
From the Greek "to give thanks," a central Christian ritual recalling the Passover supper Jesus shared with his disciples the night before he died; also, the bread and wine understood by Catholics as consubstantial with Christ's body and blood offered for human salvation.
The sacrament of the Lord's Supper in which the bread and the wine turn into the body and blood of Christ.
The principal act of worship on Sundays and other Feasts (see Mass, Lord's Supper, Liturgy, The Holy Communion); a "good gift" or thanksgiving; the current usage in the Episcopal Church to refer to communion or the Lord's Supper.
The central act of Christian worship and commemoration of the central events of Christian faith- also known as The Great Thanksgiving, the Mass, and Communion- in which bread and wine are consecrated by the celebrant and distributed to the people as the body and blood of Christ.
name given to the central ceremony of Christian worship as well as to the bread and wince consecrated by the priest and consumed by believers. (p. 309)
the Church community's celebration of the sacramental meal Jesus had with his friends on the night before he died. Also called the “Lord's Supper” and the “Mass”.
also known as the Holy Eucharist, Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, Divine Liturgy, Mass or Great Offering. Is an outward and visible sign of bread and wine given and received according to Christ’s command. All baptized Christians are welcome to receive both or any one of the elements, standing or kneeling, at the altar during the Eucharist. Regular participation suggests an understanding of the real presence of God in this sacrament.
The Communion, or the Lord's Supper. From the Greek word meaning "Thanksgiving."
The Eucharist (also called The Mass or Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper) is the rite that Christians perform in fulfilment of the instruction (reported in ) that Jesus gave to do in memory of him what he did at his Last Supper in giving his disciples bread, saying "This is my body," and the cup, saying "This is my blood."
Eucharist in the Roman Catholic Church refers to both the celebration of the Mass, that is the Eucharistic Liturgy, and the consecrated bread and wine which according to the faith become the body and blood of Christ. Blessed Sacrament is a devotional term used in the Roman Catholic Church to refer to the Eucharist.