A Christian ceremony in which bread and wine are made holy before communion is an example of the Eucharist.
- the central Christian rite, in which bread and wine are consecrated and distributed as the body and blood of Jesus or as symbols of them
- the consecrated bread and wine, or either of these
Origin of EucharistMiddle English eukarist ; from Old French eucariste ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin eucharistia ; from Gr, gratitude (in New Testament , the Eucharist) ; from eucharistos, grateful ; from eu-, well (see eu-) + charizesthai, to show favor to
- A sacrament and the central act of worship in many Christian churches, which was instituted at the Last Supper and in which bread and wine are consecrated and consumed in remembrance of Jesus's death; Communion.
- The consecrated elements of this rite; Communion.
Origin of EucharistMiddle English eukarist, from Old French eucariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek eukharistia, from eukharistos, grateful, thankful : eu-, eu- + kharizesthai, to show favor (from kharis, grace; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots).
- Eu′cha·ris′tic, Eu′cha·ris′ti·cal