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communion table

noun, Ecclesiastical.
the table used in the celebration of communion, or the Lord's Supper; the Lord's table.
Origin of communion table
First recorded in 1560-70 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Two men were there, behind the altar-railing, seated at the communion table.

    Satan Sanderson

    Hallie Erminie Rives
  • The vicar himself was staring from the communion table at this miracle.

    The Pagan's Cup Fergus Hume
  • There were sweet flowers, he remembered, upon the communion table, and on the organ.

    If Any Man Sin H. A. Cody
  • A lady pointing to the font asked, "Is that the communion table?"

    The Parish Clerk (1907) Peter Hampson Ditchfield
  • On the north and south sides of the communion table are raised monuments, on which are semi-recumbent figures in stone.

  • South of the communion table, attached to the wall as a credence table, is an Early English capital, with piscina behind.

  • In a few minutes more the party arrived at the communion table and the imposing ceremony commenced.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • The communion table, which is elevated by three steps above the level of the chancel, is modern, as are also the rails.

  • Mr. Porter offered the prayer of institution, and broke the bread at the communion table.

  • "I think it would look strange for a person to be going to the communion table before he was baptized," said Dorothy.

    Dorothy Page Eldridge B. Hatcher

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