Eucharist in the Catholic Church
Eucharist in the Catholic Church is the celebration of Mass, that is, the Eucharistic liturgy. The same term is used of the bread and wine when transubstantiated (their substance having been changed),...
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Historical roots of Catholic Eucharistic theology
The historical roots of Roman Catholic Eucharistic theology are the basis upon which a number of ecclesial communities, or churches, express their faith in the "bread of life" as given by Jesus, and a...
Transubstantiation
Transubstantiation (in Latin, transsubstantiatio, in Greek μετουσίωσις metousiosis) is the change whereby, according to the teaching of the Catholic Church, the bread and the wine used in the sacramen...
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Eucharistic adoration
Eucharistic adoration is a practice in the Roman Catholic, Anglo-Catholic and some Lutheran traditions, in which the Blessed Sacrament is exposed and adored by the faithful.Adoration is a sign of devo...
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Holy Hour
Holy Hour is the Roman Catholic devotional tradition of spending an hour in Eucharistic adoration in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament. A plenary indulgence is granted for this practice. The pract...
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament
Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, more properly Benediction with the Blessed Sacrament, is a devotional ceremony, celebrated especially in the Latin Catholic Church, but also in some Anglican, Lut...
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Mass (liturgy)
"Mass" is one of the names by which the sacrament of the Eucharist is commonly called in the Catholic Church, Western Rite Orthodox churches and many Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches. Apa...
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Adoro te devote
Adoro te devote is a Eucharistic hymn written by Saint Thomas Aquinas.
The Latin original is as follows:The sixth verse "Pie Pelicane, Jesu, Domine" is sometimes used as a separate hymn during Ben...
Intinction
Intinction is the Eucharistic practice of partly dipping the consecrated bread, or host, into the consecrated wine before consumption by the communicant.
It is one of the four ways approved in the...
Fountain of Life
The Fountain of Life, or in its earlier form the Fountain of Living Waters, is a Christian iconography symbol associated with baptism, first appearing in the 5th century in illuminated manuscripts and...
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Communion bench
A Communion bench is an adaptation of the sanctuary guard or altar rail.Standing in front of this barrier, in a space called the chancel, or pectoral, the faithful were wont in early times to receive ...
Bilocation
Bilocation, or sometimes multilocation, is an alleged psychic or miraculous ability wherein an individual or object is located (or appears to be located) in two distinct places at the same time.The co...
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Year of the Eucharist
The Year of the Eucharist is the name of the liturgical year from October 2004 to October 2005, as celebrated by Catholics worldwide. On June 10, 2004, Pope John Paul II announced the dedication of an...
Mass (Roman Rite)
The Mass or Eucharist is the central act of worship in the Catholic Church, which describes it as "the source and summit of the Christian life".Many of the Catholic Church's other sacraments are celeb...
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Theophagy
Theophagy is a word of Ancient Greek origin that means "the feeding on a god" or "eating/devouring god", from θεός (Theós, “god”) and the suffix -phagy (to feed on, to eat/devour).In fertility rituals...
Real presence of Christ in the Eucharist
Real presence is a term used in various Christian traditions to express belief that Jesus Christ is really present in the elements of the Eucharist, and that his presence is not merely symbolic, metap...
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Catholic liturgical rites
The Catholic Church celebrates a number of different liturgical rites, a term that refers to a particular form of liturgy.They are not to be confused with the Rites in the sense of sui iuris particu...
Setting apart
Setting apart is an ordinance or ritual in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints whereby a person is formally chosen and blessed to carry out a specific calling or responsibility in the chur...
Consecration
Consecration is the solemn dedication to a special purpose or service, usually religious. The word consecration literally means "association with the sacred". Persons, places, or things can be consecr...
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Mass Stipend
In some Catholic Canon Law, a Mass Stipend is a payment made by members of the church to a priest for saying a Divine Liturgy or Mass.This is usually a small donation, depending on the size of the par...