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Eucharist


Though to most Christians there is no distinction between the Catholic and Protestant view of the Eucharist, Protestants are not supposed to take communion at Catholic services.
  sharing of bread and wine to remember Jesus’ death (also called Holy Communion)
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Strongly Associated with:   Holy Communion
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The sacrament is based on Biblical descriptions of Jesus’ last supper. Here is an example from Luke 22:19-20 in the New International Version of the Bible:

"And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ’This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.’

In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, ’This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.’ "
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  • Though to most Christians there is no distinction between the Catholic and Protestant view of the Eucharist, Protestants are not supposed to take communion at Catholic services.
  • Together we were insufferable, pontifical, self-righteous voices of the Eucharist, pipelines to the Almighty.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Rats ate the Holy Eucharist and nested on the sills.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And this is the altar, where the priest performs the Eucharist.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones

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  • The duties of the priest towards the Eucharist and towards the secrecy of the confessional seemed so grave to me that I wondered how anybody had ever found in himself the courage to undertake them; and I was not surprised when he told me that the fathers of the Church had written books as thick as the Post Office Directory and as closely printed as the law notices in the newspaper, elucidating all these intricate questions.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • stepped behind the altar, raised my arms, and began the celebration of the Eucharist.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • For they confesse it is no more, but a Constitution of the Church, that requireth in those holy Orders that continually attend the Altar, and administration of the Eucharist, a continuall Abstinence from women, under the name of continuall Chastity, Continence, and Purity.
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
  • For this very reason, from this point on in the Mass, my fingers and thumb would be kept pinched together until washed after the Sacrament of the Eucharist.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • …sad, Hete, command, Hide, skin, Hied, hurried, High (on), aloud, Higher hand, the uppermost, Hight, called, Hilled, covered, concealed, Holden, held, Holp, helped, Holts, woods, Hough-bone, back part of kneejoint, Houselled, to be given the Eucharist, Hoved, hovered, waited about, Hurled, dashed, staggered,; hurling, Hurtle, dash, Incontinent, forthwith, Ind, dark blue, Infellowship, join in fellowship, In like, alike, Intermit, interpose, Japer, jester, Japes, jests, Jesseraunt, a…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur
  • …sad, Hete, command, Hide, skin, Hied, hurried, High (on), aloud, Higher hand, the uppermost, Hight, called, Hilled, covered, concealed, Holden, held, Holp, helped, Holts, woods, Hough-bone, back part of kneejoint, Houselled, to be given the Eucharist, Hoved, hovered, waited about, Hurled, dashed, staggered,; hurling, Hurtle, dash, Incontinent, forthwith, Ind, dark blue, Infellowship, join in fellowship, In like, alike, Intermit, interpose, Japer, jester, Japes, jests, Jesseraunt, a…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume I

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  • …sad, Hete, command, Hide, skin, Hied, hurried, High (on), aloud, Higher hand, the uppermost, Hight, called, Hilled, covered, concealed, Holden, held, Holp, helped, Holts, woods, Hough-bone, back part of kneejoint, Houselled, to be given the Eucharist, Hoved, hovered, waited about, Hurled, dashed, staggered,; hurling, Hurtle, dash, Incontinent, forthwith, Ind, dark blue, Infellowship, join in fellowship, In like, alike, Intermit, interpose, Japer, jester, Japes, jests, Jesseraunt, a…
    Thomas Malory  --  Le Morte D’Arthur, Volume II
  • I had seen evil, and so I carried the evil within me, and the holy sacraments of confession and the holy eucharist were far away.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • Why was the sacrament of the eucharist instituted under the two species of bread and wine if Jesus Christ be present body and blood, soul and divinity, in the bread alone and in the wine alone?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • But I looked forward to even the humblest act—sweeping the vestibule, or rinsing the vessels from the Eucharist in the sacrarium so that no drop of Precious Blood wound up in the Concord sewers.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • But that was before I learned that the requirements of a true believer included Mass every Sunday and holy day of obligation, receiving the Eucharist, reconciliation once a year, giving money to the poor, observing Lent.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • "—because they all had a narrative of Christ’s Passion in them… which the Church needed, in order for the Eucharist to mean something."
    Jodi Picoult  --  Change of Heart
  • His actual reception of the eucharist did not bring him the same dissolving moments of virginal self-surrender as did those spiritual communions made by him sometimes at the close of some visit to the Blessed Sacrament.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • I had died without having taken the Eucharist, and I was cursed.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • The radiant image of the eucharist united again in an instant his bitter and despairing thoughts, their cries arising unbroken in a hymn of thanksgiving.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • —Do you believe in the eucharist?
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • And for the adoration of the Eucharist, if the words of Christ, "This is my Body," signifie, "that he himselfe, and the seeming bread in his hand; and not onely so, but that all the seeming morsells of bread that have ever since been, and any time hereafter shall bee consecrated by Priests, bee so many Christs bodies, and yet all of them but one body," then is that no Idolatry, because it is authorized by our Saviour: but if that text doe not signifie that, (for there is no other that…
    Thomas Hobbes  --  Leviathan
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Eucharist [7] , Holy Communion [5] , baptism [1] , gospel [2] , Holy Communion [5] , The Trinity [5] , invocation [5] , Advent [6] , ecumenical [7] , baptism [1] , sacrament [4] , Holy Communion [5]
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