A-Z: General definitions: Eucharist


An act of remembrance in which Christians consume bread and wine in the way that Jesus demonstrated at the Last Supper before his betrayal and death (Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 14:22-24; Luke 22:17-20). Also referred to as Holy Communion / the Lord's Supper / the Mass.


Greek: eukharistia, 'thanksgiving'.

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