Definition of love feast in English:

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love feast

Pronunciation: /ˈləv ˌfēst/


1A feast in token of fellowship among early Christians; an agape.
Example sentences
  • It may be that on the occasions they celebrated the Lord's Supper they also had something called a love feast, which would be something like a fellowship dinner.
  • Churches began celebrating the Eucharist in the morning and hosting the love feast in the evening.
  • Artifacts, pictures, and descriptive material about the love feast will be featured in this extensive exhibit.
1.1A religious service or gathering imitating this, especially among early Methodists.
Example sentences
  • We could even recover the love feast from the early church and really start to see eating together as part of our discipleship.
  • The love feast was quite different from other religious practices of the day.
  • Potluck suppers, soup kitchens, Anabaptist love feasts, fasts to protest war, and youth group pizza parties - all are specific social forms that arose within their own cultural settings as Christians ate together.
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