Communion of Bread and Wine

In the West, the custom of receiving Holy Communion under the two species of bread and wine was general until about the 12th century. Till today, the Coptic Church has the same custom.

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  • Communion under Both Kinds — • Communion under one kind is the reception of the Sacrament of the Eucharist under the species or appearance of bread alone, or of wine alone, Communion under two or both kinds, the distinct reception under the two or both species, sub utraque… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Communion under both kinds — in Roman Catholicism is the reception under both species (i.e., both the consecrated bread and wine) of the Eucharist. Contents 1 Catholicism 1.1 Doctrine 1.2 Brief History of the practice in the Catholic Church …   Wikipedia

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion elements — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion in both kinds — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion in one kind — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion service — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion — may refer to: Communion (Christian), the relationship between Christians as individuals or Churches Full communion, a term used when two (or more) distinct Christian Churches say they are sharing the same communion The Communion of Saints, a… …   Wikipedia

  • communion — ► NOUN 1) the sharing of intimate thoughts and feelings. 2) (also Holy Communion) the service of Christian worship at which bread and wine are consecrated and shared; the Eucharist. 3) an allied group of Christian Churches or communities: the… …   English terms dictionary

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