HyperDic: holy_communion

English > 1 sense of the expression Holy Communion:
NOUNactHoly Communion, Communion, sacramental manduction, manductionthe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
English > Holy Communion: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist.
SynonymsCommunion, sacramental manduction, manduction
Part ofHoly Eucharist, Eucharist, sacrament of the Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, Eucharistic liturgy, Lord's SupperA Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
Narrowerintercommunionparticipation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
BroaderritualThe prescribed procedure for conducting religious ceremonies

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