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communion British & World English

The sharing or exchanging of intimate thoughts and feelings, especially on a mental or spiritual level

Communion in communion British & World English

The service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared

communion English Thesaurus

we receive a strong sense of communion with others

communion cup British & World English

A cup used for the wine at the celebration of the Eucharist.

non-communion British & World English

Lack of communion or fellowship. rare.

pre-communion British & World English

In the Anglican Church: the Ante-Communion service (now rare). More generally (in attributive use): designating any service, prayer, or event that precedes a Communion.

communion aisle British & World English

An aisle in a church containing the communion table for celebration of the Eucharist, and sometimes reserved for this purpose only.

communion book British & World English

A book containing the order of service for Holy Communion.

communion cloth British & World English

A cloth used at the celebration of the Eucharist; especially a cloth for the communion table.

communion plate British & World English

The vessels used for the celebration of the Eucharist, usually made of precious metals.

communion rail British & World English

The rail in front of the communion table in some churches, the altar-rail.

communion table British & World English

The table used in celebrating the Eucharist.

post-communion British & World English

The prayer uttered by the presiding minister following the administration of the Eucharist; that part of the liturgy which completes the celebration after the administration of the Eucharist.

open communion British & World English

Communion administered to any Christian believer

closed communion British & World English

The practice of restricting the administration of the Eucharist to communicants who are members of a specific church, denomination, etc.

communion letter British & World English

= letter of communion.

communion Sunday British & World English

A Sunday on which communion is celebrated.

parish communion British & World English

A communion service held in a parish for the benefit of all parishioners (as opposed to one held in a private chapel, etc.); (in modern use especially) one held as the principal service of the day, especially on a Sunday, at which most of the congregation take communion.

Anglican Communion British & World English

The group of Christian Churches derived from or related to the Church of England, including the Episcopal Church in the US and other national, provincial, and independent Churches. The body’s senior bishop is the Archbishop of Canterbury

communion of saints British & World English

A fellowship between Christians living and dead

Holy Communion in communion British & World English

The service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared

Holy Communion in Eucharist British & World English

The Christian service, ceremony, or sacrament commemorating the Last Supper, in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed