A memorial supper of bread and wine, symbolizing the broken body and shed blood of Jesus. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?" (1 Cor. 10:16).
A ceremony in which a congregation of Christians receives the sacrament of the Eucharist; when referring to organisations, it means a group of churches with the same beliefs and rites (example: Anglican Communion)
communion: the third of the seven holy sacraments in the Catholic Faith. This is the sacrament of the holy Eucharist, in which the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples is celebrated, and a participant may receive the body and blood of Christ symbolically by eating bread and drinking wine that has been blessed with the spirit of Christ. It is a way of experiencing Holy Communion with the Lord, and is a part of many other churches that do not formally follow the traditional order of the Catholic Sacraments.
A service of worship in which bread and wine are consecrated to represent the body and blood of Christ. This service is patterned on Jesus final Passover meal with his disciples. This service is sometimes also called Lord's Supper or Eucharist. Most Presbyterian congregations in Canada do not serve communion at all worship services but only at designated "communion services" which occur monthly or quarterly according to the chosen pattern of the congregation.
In addition to Holy Communion, or Eucharist, the term applies to the bonds of faith, hope, and love joining believers in unity and charity throughout the world. Called into communion with one another and with their bishops, believers form the community of faith.
(Gr. koinonia) A common union of the most intimate kind, enjoyed by Christians with God and with each other in the Church. This communion is especially realized in the mystery of the Holy Eucharist John 6:56; 1 Cor. 10:16, 17).
Holy Communion is another term for the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper, where the bread (or wafer) and the wine represent the body and blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, given in death for the sins of the world. In a more general sense it is the fellowship and sharing between believers.
A symbolic re-enactment of the Last Passover Supper when Jesus shared bread and wine with His disciples the evening before He was crucified; in Evangelical churches, grape juice is usually served instead of wine.
The Communion is the Gregorian chant sung during the distribution of the Eucharist in the Roman Rite Catholic Mass. It is one of the antiphonal chants of the Proper of the Mass, and the final chant in the proper. It is followed by the Post-Communion.
Communion is a book by American ufologist and horror author Whitley Strieber that was first published in 1987. The book was later made into a film starring Christopher Walken. The movie is based on the story of Whitley Strieber, who experiences "lost time" and terrifying flashbacks, which hypnosis later links to an encounter with aliens.
Communion is a 1989 science-fiction/thriller/drama film based on the book by Whitley Strieber with the same name. It tells a story of a family that experiences the extraterrestrial phenomenon while on vacation.
Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.