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Origin of transubstantiation
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH transubstantiationconsubstantiation, transubstantiation
Words nearby transubstantiation
Example sentences from the Web for transubstantiation
There is no such thing as annihilation; death is surely transubstantiation.The Wings of Icarus|Laurence Alma Tadema
The word transubstantiation was not known until after this council.
Is it not a miracle,” interrupted the philosopher, laughing, “more real than thy fancied transubstantiation?Heroines of the Crusades|C. A. Bloss
Yet their name remained, and was long used in Bohemia as a term of the bitterest contempt for those who denied transubstantiation.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume II|Henry Charles Lea
"Koukou denies transubstantiation," the pastor continued, sadly emptying his glass.Atlantida|Pierre Benoit
British Dictionary definitions for transubstantiation
- the doctrine that the whole substance of the bread and wine changes into the substance of the body and blood of Christ when consecrated in the Eucharist
- the mystical process by which this is believed to take place during consecrationCompare consubstantiation
Derived forms of transubstantiationtransubstantiationalist, noun
Cultural definitions for transubstantiation
According to the traditional teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, the presence of Jesus in the sacrament of Communion. Through transubstantiation, the bread and wine consumed by worshipers become the body and blood of Jesus when a priest, acting on Jesus' behalf, speaks the words “This is my body” and “This is my blood” over them.