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Communion vs. Sacrament

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Communionnoun

A joining together of minds or spirits.

Sacramentnoun

(Christianity) A sacred act or ceremony in Christianity. In Catholic theology, a sacrament is defined as "an outward sign instituted by Christ to give grace."

Communionnoun

(Christianity) Holy Communion

Sacramentnoun

(in particular) The Eucharist.

Communionnoun

(Roman Catholicism) A form of ecclesiastical unity between the Roman Church and another, so that the latter is considered part of the former.

Sacramentnoun

The consecrated Eucharist (especially the bread).

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Communionnoun

The act of sharing; community; participation.

Sacramentnoun

A thing which is regarded as possessing a sacred character or mysterious significance.

Communionnoun

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.

‘We are naturally induced to seek communion and fellowship with others.’; ‘What communion hath light with darkness?’; ‘Bare communion with a good church can never alone make a good man.’;

Sacramentnoun

The oath of allegiance taken by soldiers in Ancient Rome; hence, any sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.

Communionnoun

A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.

Sacramentverb

(transitive) To bind by an oath.

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Communionnoun

The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion; called also Holy Communion.

Sacramentnoun

The oath of allegiance taken by Roman soldiers; hence, a sacred ceremony used to impress an obligation; a solemn oath-taking; an oath.

‘I'll take the sacrament on't.’;

Communionnoun

the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist;

‘the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation’;

Sacramentnoun

The pledge or token of an oath or solemn covenant; a sacred thing; a mystery.

‘God sometimes sent a light of fire, and pillar of a cloud . . . and the sacrament of a rainbow, to guide his people through their portion of sorrows.’;

Communionnoun

sharing thoughts and feelings

Sacramentnoun

One of the solemn religious ordinances enjoined by Christ, the head of the Christian church, to be observed by his followers; hence, specifically, the eucharist; the Lord's Supper.

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Communionnoun

(Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites

Sacramentverb

To bind by an oath.

Sacramentnoun

a formal religious act conferring a specific grace on those who receive it; the Protestant sacraments are baptism and the Lord's Supper; in the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church there are seven traditional rites accepted as instituted by Jesus: baptism and confirmation and Holy Eucharist and penance and holy orders and matrimony and extreme unction

Sacrament

A sacrament is a Christian rite recognized as of particular importance and significance. There are various views on the existence and meaning of such rites.

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