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real presence Syllabification: real pres·ence
Pronunciation: /rē(ə)l ˈprezns/

Definition of real presence in English:


Christian Theology
The actual presence of Christ’s body and blood in the Eucharistic elements.
Example sentences
  • It goes back to an old controversy surrounding the real presence of Christ's body and blood in and with the bread and wine.
  • The real presence of Christ's most blessed body and blood is not therefore to be sought for in the sacrament, but in the worthy receiver of the sacrament.
  • The declaration seems to put the gender of the one being ordained on pretty much the same level as the divinity of Christ or the real presence in the Eucharist.
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