Communion table

Communion table
Communion Com*mun"ion, n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See {Common}.] 1. The act of sharing; community; participation. ``This communion of goods.'' --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]

2. 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. [1913 Webster]

We are naturally induced to seek communion and fellowship with others. --Hooker. [1913 Webster]

What communion hath light with darkness? --2 Cor. vi. 14. [1913 Webster]

Bare communion with a good church can never alone make a good man. --South. [1913 Webster]

3. A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion. [1913 Webster]

4. 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}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

{Close communion}. See under {Close}, a.

{Communion elements}, the bread and wine used in the celebration of the Lord's supper.

{Communion service}, the celebration of the Lord's supper, or the office or service therefor.

{Communion table}, the table upon which the elements are placed at the celebration of the Lord's supper.

{Communion in both kinds}, participation in both the bread and wine by all communicants.

{Communion in one kind}, participation in but one element, as in the Roman Catholic Church, where the laity partake of the bread only.

Syn: Share; participation; fellowship; converse; intercourse; unity; concord; agreement. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Communion table — in the Münster in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. A Communion table is used by many Protestant churches, particularly from Reformed, Baptist, Congregational, and non denominational traditions, for the preparation of the Eucharist (or Lord s Supper ).… …   Wikipedia

  • Communion table — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • communion table — table in Christian churches used in the celebration of communion, altar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • communion table — noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given • Syn: ↑altar, ↑Lord s table • Hypernyms: ↑table …   Useful english dictionary

  • communion table — Eccles. the table used in the celebration of communion, or the Lord s Supper; the Lord s table. [1560 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • communion table — commun′ion ta ble n. rel the table used in the celebration of communion, or the Lord s Supper • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • COMMUNION TABLE —    the table used in CHRISTIAN Churches for the celebration of the EUCHARIST. In the ROMAN CATHOLIC and ORTHODOX CHURCHES it is called an ALTAR …   Concise dictionary of Religion

  • Communion table —  Причастия, стол для …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • table — [ tabl ] n. f. • 1050; var. taule XIIIe (→ tôle); lat. tabula « planche, tablette » I ♦ Objet formé essentiellement d une surface plane horizontale, généralement supportée par un pied, des pieds, sur lequel on peut poser des objets. 1 ♦ Surface… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • COMMUNION — COMMUNI Ce qu’on entend par communion révèle une double dimension d’accomplissement spirituel de l’être humain: a ) une dimension transindividuelle de communauté, impliquant les notions de partage, d’échange, de réunion, de témoignage, de service …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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