Definitions for koinonia
Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community
Communion by intimate participation, associated with the Christian church.
Koinonia is the anglicisation of a Greek word that means communion by intimate participation. It identifies the idealised state of fellowship and community that should exist within the Christian Church. The word is used frequently in the New Testament of the Bible to describe the relationship within the Early Christian church as well as the act of breaking bread in the manner which Christ prescribed during the Passover meal [John 6:48-69, Matthew 26:26-28, 1 Corinthians 10:16, 1 Corinthians 11:24]. As a result the word is used within the Christian Church to participate, as Paul says, in the Communion of - in this manner it identifies the idealised state of fellowship and community that should exist - Communion.
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