Definitions for "HOLY COMMUNION"
Holy meal of bread and wine, also called the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper.
Jesus instituted this at the Last Supper. The bread and the cup of wine were shared by the disciples. Jesus broke the bread and said, "This is my body which is broken for you." The cup of wine was "the New Testament in my blood which is shed for you." Following the instructions of I Corinthians chapter 11, most Christians share in the bread and wine of the Holy Communion service on a regular basis, to remember the death of Jesus. It is also called The Eucharist, the Breaking of Bread, the Lord's Supper and it also forms the central part of the Roman Catholic Mass. In churches like the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church, it is regarded as a sacrament
(HO·ly com·MUN·ion). A contemporary Christian rite during which communicants receive consecrated bread and wine consumed as memorials of Jesus Christ's death, or as symbolic of the realization of a spiritual union between Jesus Christ and communicant, or as the body and blood of Christ. The rite arises out of the Christian Passover rite of the ancient Church.
Keywords:  cannibalism, ritual, symbolic
Ritual and symbolic cannibalism.