real presence
noun Usage: often capitalized R&P Date: 1554 the doctrine that Christ is actually present in the Eucharist

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  • Real presence — Real Re al (r[=e] al), a. [LL. realis, fr. L. res, rei, a thing: cf. F. r[ e]el. Cf. {Rebus}.] 1. Actually being or existing; not fictitious or imaginary; as, a description of real life. [1913 Webster] Whereat I waked, and found Before mine eyes… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Real Presence — The Real Presence is the term various Christian traditions use to express their belief that, in the Eucharist, Jesus Christ is really present in what was previously just bread and wine, and not merely present in symbol, as a figure of speech… …   Wikipedia

  • Real Presence —    The name given to the Church s doctrine concerning Christ s Presence in the Holy Eucharist. The term Real Presence is intended to signify that the Presence of our Lord in this Sacrament is a reality; that while His Presence is spiritual, it is …   American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • real presence — noun The actual presence of Christs body and blood in the Eucharistic sacrament …   Wiktionary

  • REAL PRESENCE —    the assumed presence, really and substantially, in the bread and wine of the Eucharist of the body and blood, the soul and divinity, of Christ, a doctrine of the Romish and certain other Churches …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • real presence — /ree euhl, reel/, Theol. the doctrine that the substance of the body and blood of Christ are present in the Eucharist. [1550 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Real Presence —    The doctrine that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ are actually present in the bread and wine of the Eucharist …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Real Presence — /ril ˈprɛzəns/ (say reel prezuhns) noun the doctrine of the Roman Catholic, Orthodox, and some other Christian churches that in the liturgy, under the semblance of bread and wine, the actual body and blood of the Saviour are present on the altar …   Australian English dictionary

  • real presence —    This term (from the Latin realis, meaning actual, and præsentia, meaning being present ) refers to the multiple ways in which Christ is present to believers: (1) In the celebration of the Eucharist, Christ is present in the body of the… …   Glossary of theological terms

  • real presence — noun (Christianity) the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist • Topics: ↑Christianity, ↑Christian religion • Hypernyms: ↑religious doctrine, ↑church doctrine, ↑gospel, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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