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epiclesis Line breaks: epi|clesis
Pronunciation: /ɛpɪˈkliːsɪs/

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Definition of epiclesis in English:

noun (plural epicleses ɛpɪˈkliːsiːz)

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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