kiss of peace
Date: circa 1898 a ceremonial kiss, embrace, or handclasp used in Christian liturgies and especially the Eucharist as a sign of fraternal unity

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  • kiss of peace — n. SIGN OF PEACE: though still sometimes used, kiss of peace is now mainly applied in historical contexts …   English World dictionary

  • kiss of peace — ► kiss of peace a ceremonial kiss signifying unity, especially during the Christian Eucharist. Main Entry: ↑kiss …   English terms dictionary

  • kiss of peace — kiss′ of peace′ n. rel a ceremonial greeting or embrace given as a token of Christian love and unity • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • kiss of peace — noun (Roman Catholic Church) a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist • Syn: ↑pax • Topics: ↑Roman Catholic, ↑Western Church, ↑Roman Catholic Church, ↑Church of Rome, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Kiss of Peace — (Greek, aspasmos) A greeting exchanged among the clergy and the congregation during the divine Liturgy of the Eucharist, as a token of pure love and the one spirit. The aspasmos dates back to the apostolic age. In his epistles St. Paul repeatedly …   Dictionary of church terms

  • kiss of peace — a ceremonial kiss signifying unity, especially during the Eucharist. → kiss …   English new terms dictionary

  • kiss of peace — 1. (in certain Christian churches) a ceremonial greeting or embrace given as a token of Christian love and unity. 2. a ceremonial kiss formerly given, esp. at a baptism or Eucharistic service, as a token of Christian love and unity. Also called… …   Universalium

  • kiss of peace — noun a ceremonial kiss, sometimes replaced by an embrace or handclasp, used during various Christian liturgies, especially the Eucharist, as a symbol of Christian love …   Australian English dictionary

  • kiss of peace —  Мирное целование …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Kiss — • Four times in the Epistles of St. Paul is met the injunction, used as a sort of formula of farewell, Salute one another in a holy kiss (en philemati hagio), for which St. Peter (1 Pet., v, 14) substitutes in a kiss of love (en philemati agapes) …   Catholic encyclopedia

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