- the act of receiving the Eucharistic elements.
- the elements of the Eucharist.
- the celebration of the Eucharist.
- the antiphon sung at a Eucharistic service.
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Origin of communion
OTHER WORDS FROM communioncom·mun·ion·a·ble, adjectivecom·mun·ion·al, adjectiveself-com·mun·ion, noun
Words nearby communion
How to use communion in a sentence
He gets drunk on communion wine and stumbles through the Eucharist.Roy Andersson's Quietly Gorgeous About Endlessness Explores Questions for Which There Are No Answers|Stephanie Zacharek|April 29, 2021|Time
When I was a kid, watching the bowl of sujeonggwa disappear into individual cups felt as ceremonious as bowing before our ancestors and elders, intentioned as taking communion in church.
Again, that pre-communion questionnaire sin litmus test might prove handy.
In fact, the communion conundrum highlights the first visible fissure in the church of Francis.
For close to two thousand years, Christians have been taking Holy Communion.The Midichlorians Made Me Do It: Can Microbes Explain Religion?|Michael Schulson|August 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But to these people, it's a religious rite ranked right up there with First Communion—or Mardi Gras.The Stacks: The Neville Brothers Stake Their Claim as Bards of the Bayou|John Ed Bradley|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The primary motivation is communion with your fellow human beings.Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This hurly-burly,” said he, drawing her into a quiet eddy of the stream, “is no place for the communion of two twin souls.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
The central ceremony of the confarreatio was an act partly of sacrifice, partly, one might almost say, of communion.The Religion of Ancient Rome|Cyril Bailey
Some are constantly being added, others are removed from her communion on earth, but her characteristic absolute identity remains.
The privileges enjoyed by the children of those in communion with the Church, manifest them to be under obligation.
All who are not in the communion of the true Church, are exposed to the wrath threatened against those who are far from God.
British Dictionary definitions for communion (1 of 2)
Derived forms of communioncommunional, adjectivecommunionally, adverb
Word Origin for communion
British Dictionary definitions for communion (2 of 2)
- the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
- (as modifier)Communion cup
Cultural definitions for communion
A sacrament of Christianity. In a reenactment of the Last Supper, the words of Jesus — “This is my body” and “This is my blood” — are spoken over bread and wine (the elements of Communion), which are then shared by the worshipers. Communion, also known as the Eucharist, commemorates the death of Jesus. (See transubstantiation.)