Holy Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's Supper(noun)
a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
The Christian sacrament of Holy Communion.
A Christian religious service in which this sacrament is enacted.
The substances received during this sacrament, namely the bread and wine, seen as Christu2019s body and blood.
the act of giving thanks; thanksgiving
the sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion
Origin: [L. eucharistia, Gr. e'ycharisti`a, lit., a giving of thanks; e'y^ + cha`ris favor, grace, thanks; akin to chai`rein to rejoice, and prob. to yearn: cf. F. eucharistie.]
The Eucharist, also called Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord's Supper, and other names, is a Christian sacrament or ordinance. It is reenacted in accordance with Jesus' instruction at the Last Supper, as recorded in several books of the New Testament, that his followers do in remembrance of him as when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and gave them wine saying, "This is my blood." There are different interpretations of the significance of the Eucharist, but according to the Encyclopædia Britannica, "there is more of a consensus among Christians about the meaning of the Eucharist than would appear from the confessional debates over the sacramental presence, the effects of the Eucharist, and the proper auspices under which it may be celebrated." The word Eucharist may refer not only to the rite but also to the consecrated bread and wine used in the rite. In this sense, communicants may speak of "receiving the Eucharist", as well as "celebrating the Eucharist".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ū′ka-rist, n. the sacrament of the Lord's Supper: the elements of the sacrament, as 'to receive the Eucharist.'—adjs. Eucharist′ic, -al. [Gr. eucharistia, thanksgiving—eu, well, and charizesthai, to show favour—charis, grace, thanks.]
The Roycroft Dictionary
Salvation by the pound, or by the pint. (If one should eat, say, a pound of eucharistic chips and drink two quarts of the holy water a day, one would be cleansed of all sin and be much richer in bacteria.)
The numerical value of Eucharist in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of Eucharist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Appearances are deceiving when it comes to the Holy Eucharist. It looks like the bread of Jesus’ time, tastes like unleavened bread, smells and feels like bread but it’s not bread. It’s the body and blood, human soul and divine nature of Jesus of Nazareth, risen from the dead.
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