Origin of the Eucharist
Church teaching places the origin of the Eucharist in the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, at which he is believed to have taken bread and given it to his disciples, telling them to eat of it,...
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Eucharist
The Eucharist /ˈjuːkərɪst/ (also called Holy Communion, the Lord's Supper, and other names) is a rite considered by most Christian churches to be a sacrament. According to some New Testament books, it...
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Dionysus
Dionysus (/daɪ.əˈnaɪsəs/; Greek: Διόνυσος, Dionysos) is the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness, fertility, theatre and religious ecstasy in Greek mythology. Alcohol, espe...
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Agape feast
The term Agape or Love feast was used for certain religious meals among early Christians that seem to have been originally closely related to the Eucharist. In modern times it is used to refer to a Ch...
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Holy Qurbana of Addai and Mari
The Liturgy of Addai and Mari is a Divine Liturgy belonging to the East Syrian Rite, which is in regular use, even if in different versions, in the Assyrian Church of the East and Ancient Church of th...
Words of Institution
The Words of Institution (also called the Words of Consecration) are words echoing those of Jesus himself at his Last Supper that, when consecrating bread and wine, Christian Eucharistic liturgies inc...
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Ciborium (container)
A ciborium (plural ciboria; Latin from the Ancient Greek κιβώριον (kibōrion)) is a vessel, normally in metal. It was originally a particular shape of drinking cup in Ancient Greece and Rome, but late...
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Confession Concerning Christ's Supper
Confession Concerning Christ's Supper (1528) (German: Vom Abendmahl Christi, Bekenntnis) is a theological treatise written by Martin Luther affirming the Real Presence of the body and blood of Chr...
Piscinas
Piscinas is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Carbonia-Iglesias in the Italian region Sardinia, located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Cagliari and about 15 kilometres (9 ...
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Divine Liturgy
Divine Liturgy (Armenian: Սուրբ Պատարագ Surb Patarag; Bulgarian: Божествена литургия Bozhestvena liturgiya; Georgian: საღმრთო ლიტურგია saghmrto lit'urgia; Greek: Θεία Λειτουργία Theia ...
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Open communion
Open communion is the practice of Christian churches that allow individuals other than members of that church to receive Holy Communion (also called the Eucharist or the Lord's Supper). Many but not ...
Peristerium
A peristerium or Eucharistic dove is a metallic vessel, in the shape of a dove (pigeon), which can be hung over an altar in Eastern Christian churches.
This is a golden or silver vessel in the sh...
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Antiochene Rite
Antiochene Rite designates the family of liturgies originally used in the Patriarchate of Antioch.
The family of liturgies include the Apostolic Constitutions; then that of St. James in Greek, the...
Monstrance
A monstrance, also known as an ostensorium (or an ostensory), is the vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches for the more convenient exhibition of some object of piety, such ...
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Thabilitho
In the Syrian Orthodox Church a thabilitho is a wooden slab placed at the center of the altar and covered with cloth. During Holy Qurbana (the Eucharist) the paten and chalice are placed over it. It i...
Cincture
The cincture is a liturgical vestment, worn encircling the body around or above the waist. There are two types of cincture, the fascia as used by the Roman Catholic Church and the girdle used in the A...
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Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom
The Divine Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom is the most celebrated Divine Liturgy in the Byzantine Rite. It is named after the anaphora with the same name which is its core part and it is attributed t...
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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Amice
The amice is a liturgical vestment used mainly in the Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran Church, in some Anglican churches, and Armenian and Polish National Catholic churches. It consists of a white clo...
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Altar candle
Altar candles are candles set on or near altars for religious ceremonies. Various denominations have regulations or traditions regarding the number and type of candles used, and when they are lit or e...
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Wittenberg Concord
Wittenberg Concord, is a religious concordat signed by Reformed and Lutheran theologians and churchmen on May 29, 1536 as an attempted resolution of their differences with respect to the Real Presence...
Funghellino
In Roman Catholic liturgy, the funghellino (Italian for "small mushroom") is a short mushroom-shaped stand placed on the altar at a Pontifical Mass to hold the bishop's and higher prelates' skullcap (...
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Joachim Westphal (of Hamburg)
Joachim Westphal (born at Hamburg 1510 or at the beginning of 1511; died there 16 January 1574) was a German "Gnesio-Lutheran" theologian. From 1571 to 1574 he served as Superintendent of Hamburg (per...
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Sacramentarians
The Sacramentarians were Christians during the Protestant Reformation who denied not only the Roman Catholic transubstantiation but also the Lutheran sacramental union.They comprised two parties:The d...
Redemptionis Sacramentum
Redemptionis Sacramentum is the title of an instruction on the proper way to celebrate Mass in the Roman Rite and, with the necessary adjustments, in other Latin liturgical rites. It was issued by the...
Manuterge
Manuterge is the name given by the Roman Catholic Church to the towel used by the priest when engaged liturgically.There are two kinds of manuterges. One serves the needs of the sacristy. The priest u...
Panis Angelicus
Panis angelicus (Latin for "Bread of Angels" or "Angelic Bread") is the penultimate strophe of the hymn "Sacris solemniis" written by Saint Thomas Aquinas for the Feast of Corpus Christi as part of a ...
Servants of the Blessed Sacrament
The Servants of the Blessed Sacrament is a Roman Catholic contemplative, but not cloistered, congregation of sisters with a focus on Eucharistic adoration.
The Congregation was founded in France i...
Communion token
A communion token is a metal token issued to members of Presbyterian churches in order to provide them entrance to the Lord's Supper. There were many types issued in Scotland in the 18th and 19th cen...
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Blessed Sacrament
The Blessed Sacrament, or the Body and Blood of Christ, is a devotional name used in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Old Catholic, Anglican, and Lutheran churches, to refer to t...
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