A-Z: General definitions: Corpus Christi


1. A feast celebrated forty days after Easter to mark the institution of the Eucharist / Holy Communion (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:19-20; 1 Corinthians 11:24-26).

2.The body of Christ believed to be present in the sacrament of the Eucharist.


Latin: 'The body of Christ'.

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Big ideas: Last Supper, communion, eucharist, mass

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