- The Eucharist is defined as a Christian ceremony during which bread and wine are made holy and made to be the symbols of the body and blood of Jesus Christ.
A Christian ceremony in which bread and wine are made holy before communion is an example of the Eucharist.
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- 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: Middle English eukarist ; from Old French eucariste ; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin eucharistia ; from Classical Greek gratitude (in New Testament , the Eucharist) ; from eucharistos, grateful ; from eu-, well (see eu-) plush charizesthai, to show favor to
- Eucharistic adjective
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- 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: Middle English eukarist, from Old French eucariste, from Late Latin eucharistia, from Greek eukharistiā, from eukharistos, grateful, thankful : eu-, eu- + kharizesthai, to show favor (from kharis, grace; see gher-2 in Indo-European roots).
- Euˌcha·risˈtic, Euˌcha·risˈti·cal adjective