Definition of epiclesis in English:


Line breaks: epi|clesis
Pronunciation: /ɛpɪˈkliːsɪs/

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noun (plural epicleses /-siːz/)

Christian Church
The part of the Eucharistic prayer in which the presence of the Holy Spirit is invoked to bless the elements or the communicants.


late 19th century: from Greek epiklēsis, from epikalein 'call on', from epi- + kalein 'call'.

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