epiclesis

noun plural -ses (-siːz)

Christianity the invocation of the Holy Spirit to consecrate the bread and wine of the Eucharist

Nearby words

  1. epicenter,
  2. epicentre,
  3. epicentrum,
  4. epichlorohydrin,
  5. epicist,
  6. epicondylalgia,
  7. epicondyle,
  8. epicondylitis,
  9. epicontinental,
  10. epicotyl

Word Origin for epiclesis

C19: from Greek, from epi- + klēsis a prayer, from kalein to call

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