- the act of receiving the Eucharistic elements.
- the elements of the Eucharist.
- the celebration of the Eucharist.
- the antiphon sung at a Eucharistic service.
- communications satellite,
- communicative competence,
- communion cloth,
- communion cup,
- communion of saints,
- communion plate,
- communion rail
Origin of communion
Examples from the Web for self-communion
He stood with folded arms, his head hanging upon his breast, while his lips moved in self-communion.The Wilderness Trail|Frank Williams
This last was an interrogatory which Mary Musgrove was often found putting to herself, in winding up a self-communion.Horse-Shoe Robinson|John Pendleton Kennedy
Be with us in our hours of self-communion, and inspire us with good purpose and service to Thee.The Meaning of Faith|Harry Emerson Fosdick
Trinity is another name for the self-consciousness, and self-communion, of God.
He had an uninterrupted view of the raised table, where the speakers were absorbed in self-communion.Vignettes of Manhattan; Outlines in Local Color|Brander Matthews
Word Origin for communion
- the consecrated elements of the Eucharist
- (as modifier)Communion cup
late 14c., from Old French comunion "community, communion" (12c.), from Latin communionem (nominative communio) "fellowship, mutual participation, a sharing," used in Late Latin ecclesiastical language for "participation in the sacrament," from communis (see common (adj.)). Used by Augustine, in belief that the word was derived from com- "with, together" + unus "oneness, union."
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.)