The consecrated wafer, believed to be the body of Christ, which in the Mass is offered as a sacrifice; also, the bread before consecration.
Unleavened wafer used in Holy Communion.
ost] Feudal military service in the lord's army. (Gies, Joseph and Francis. Life in a Medieval Castle, 230) The consecrated bread of the mass. (Heath, Peter. Church and Realm, 1272-1461, 363)
Multitude or gathering. The consecrated bread used in the Eucharistic Liturgy of the Mass.
In Christianity: The bread (or wafers) consecrated as the body of Christ during a Mass. As such, whether it is consumed by those present or kept as a "reserved sacrament," it is regarded in Roman Catholic and some other churches as an object of veneration. (see communion)
From the Latin word for sacrificial victim (hostia). In the Roman Catholic Church it is used to designate the bread or water, regarded as the body of Christ, consecrated in the Eucharist.
the communion wafers which form the bread which is miraculously transformed during the ritual of the Eucharist
The bread or wafer consecrated at the Holy Communion. The priest's host is larger than the wafers used to communicate the people.
the bread in the communion supper that is changed into the body of Christ.
bread consecrtaed in the Eucharist
The Eucharistic bread. From the Latin word for sacrifice. See " Eucharist" and " wafer."
(Literally, a "sacrificial victim") The consecrated bread in the Eucharist. (See p. 36)
A host is a thin, round wafer made from bread and used for Holy Communion in many Christian churches.