Eucharist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Eucharist a Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Eucharist The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving. "Led through the vale of tears to the region of eucharist and hallelujahs."
    • Eucharist (Eccl) The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n Eucharist The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.
    • n Eucharist The sacrament of the Lord's supper; the communion; the sacrifice of the mass. See communion, mass, and transubstantiation.
    • n Eucharist The consecrated elements in the Lord's supper.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Eucharist ū′ka-rist the sacrament of the Lord's Supper: the elements of the sacrament, as 'to receive the Eucharist.'—adjs. Eucharist′ic, -al.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. eucharistia, Gr. e'ycharisti`a, lit., a giving of thanks; e'y^ + cha`ris favor, grace, thanks; akin to chai`rein to rejoice, and prob. to yearn,: cf. F. eucharistie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. eucharistia, thanksgiving—eu, well, and charizesthai, to show favour—charis, grace, thanks.

Usage

In literature:

After the Eucharist followed, as usual on such occasions, the Ordination Service.
"The Missionary" by George Griffith
The offerings of bread and wine at the Eucharist may have been made in the Kanoun.
"The Gnôsis of the Light" by F. Lamplugh
In Baptism, the Holy Spirit "expresses Himself" through water: in the Eucharist, through bread and wine.
"The Church: Her Books and Her Sacraments" by E. E. Holmes
He discussed with Signora Arnolfini the great difficulty he had in believing the mystery of the Eucharist.
"Catholic Churchmen in Science" by James J. Walsh
What had she that could recompense him for the sacrifice of the Eucharistic robes and the pride of the Cross?
"Phases of an Inferior Planet" by Ellen Glasgow
At nineteen years of age, while in the college of Plessis Sorbonne, he composed a work against the dogma of the Eucharist.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
In the Sitka church is a very costly and splendid vessel, used for the Eucharist, which was once stolen, but afterward returned.
"Alaska" by Ella Higginson
TO-DAY I propose to speak about the Most Holy Eucharist.
"Breaking with the Past" by Francis Aidan Gasquet
The time for communion having come, the seven founders of the Society of Jesus received the Eucharist with unction.
"The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer" by Eugène Sue
PREFECT OF PROPAGANDA TO THE BISHOPS OF IRELAND CONCERNING THE B. EUCHARIST.
"The Irish Ecclesiastical Record, Volume 1, February, 1865" by Various
This is the first notice of Sunday Eucharistic collections of alms for the poor.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 8" by Various
He delivered in two statements of his sentiments on the eucharist; one in Latin, the other in English.
"Cabinet Portrait Gallery of British Worthies" by Anonymous
It was not until about the close of the fourth century that the word "mass" began to signify the celebration of the eucharist.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
What though the mystery of the Trinity and that of the eucharist are contradictory to known demonstrations?
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 9 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
For instance, St. Augustine accuses the Manichaeans of forcing their elect to receive the eucharist, after having obscenely polluted it.
"A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 10 (of 10)" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
Nowhere are eucharistic seasons of communion so precious as in exile, and especially in the isolation of a tropical station.
"Henry Martyn Saint and Scholar" by George Smith
We have already remarked his ardent devotion towards the Blessed Eucharist.
"A Mediaeval Mystic" by Vincent Scully
The conceiver and first practitioner of the eucharistic rite.
"The Roycroft Dictionary" by Elbert Hubbard
THE AGAPE AND THE EUCHARIST.
"A Catalogue of Books Published by Methuen and Company, February, 1908" by Methuen and Company
A Treatise on the Sacrificial Nature of the Eucharist.
"A Classified Catalogue of Selected Works Published by George Bell and Sons" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

Where the Eucharist was lying
On its mystical death-bed,
I felt myself a-dying,
While the Mass was being said.
"Death Of The Flower" by Abram Joseph Ryan
"Sweet, thou art weary."
"Not so Christ:
Whose mighty love of me suffic'd
For Strength, Salvation, Eucharist."
"The Three Enemies" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
No self-indulgence walks my stage;
My frenzies make divine:
My banqueter is saint and sage,
A eucharist my wine:
"Bacchus [Excerpt]" by Bernard O Dowd
Q. Why was the holy Eucharist ordain'd?
And why, e'er since our Lord first kept that feast,
Has it by all good Christians been maintain'd,
With a devotion, that has never ceas'd?
"The Lord's Prayer" by Rees Prichard
Tossed on the raging waters' breast,
Or on the barren rocks at rest
She sighs in vigil long,
But through dark mistst and skies o'ercast
Heaven's light prevailing wakes at last
Her eucharistic song.
"The Bird Of Grace" by Samuel John Stone
My own son's feet the dust shall press,
God willing, where the Holy Feet
Passed on His Father's business:
And some high room above the street
Shall stir a memory of that Feast
Where He himself was Eucharist.
"Pilgrims To The East" by Katharine Tynan

In news:

Our Lady of the Eucharist celebrates First Holy Communion .
Mark celebrates First Holy Eucharist .
The Eucharist is the single, greatest gift Christ left to his Church, fulfilling his promise to be with us always.
Homily by the Holy Father Eucharistic Celebration St Patrick's Cathedral, New York.
In the Sacrament of Holy Orders , or Ordination, the priest being ordained vows to lead other Catholics by bringing them the sacraments (especially the Eucharist), by proclaiming the Gospel, and by providing other means to holiness.
A priest and deacon walk together beneath a light rain, following a Eucharist of the Resurrection of Rev.
Life-giving communion through the Eucharist.
1 items are tagged with Eucharist.
Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at both services.
Each time Roman Catholics gather to celebrate the holy Eucharist, we're invited to acclaim the "mystery of faith" at the very heart of the celebration.
The Eucharist is perfect sacrifice manifested by the Son of God for each one of us.
Host, Kathleen Beckman will discuss why the Mass is a distinct occasion of sacramental grace because in the Eucharist we have direct physical contact with Jesus.
All Saints Parish children receive First Eucharist.
Saint Ignatius celebrates First Eucharist, confirmation .
How the Eucharist Makes the Church' at Holy Cross Church.
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In science:

Europe went to war about sacraments, you know, the mystery of eucharistic miracle and al l that niceties.
Dream of a Christmas lecture
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