Definitions of communion

  1. ( Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites
  2. the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; " the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
  3. sharing thoughts and feelings
  4. The act of sharing; community; participation.
  5. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.
  6. A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.
  7. The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion.
  8. Intercourse; fellowship; common possession; a religious body; Communion, the sacrament of t he Lord's Supper or the partaking of it.
  9. Act of communing: mutual intercourse: fellowship: common possession: interchange of transactions: union in religious service: the body of people who so unite.
  10. Act of communing; fellowship; body of Christians; celebration of the Lord's Supper.
  11. The act of communing; sympathetic intercourse.
  12. The Lord's Supper, or the act of partaking of it.
  13. Mutual intercourse between two persons or more; fellowship; communication; mutual intercourse or union in religious worship, or in doctrine and discipline; the Lord's Supper; a body of Christians who have one common faith and discipline; union of professing Christians in a particular church. Communion service, in the liturgy of the Episcopal Church, the office for the administration of the Holy Sacrament. Communion table, the altar table, or table on which the Lord's Supper is laid, and at which it is administered.
  14. Familiar intercourse between two or more persons; intimate intercourse or union; concord; a body of Christians who have the same tenets of belief and forms of worship; the celebration of the Lord's Supper, or the partaking of it.

Usage examples for communion

  1. One great element of his strength is going to be this: A marvellous revelation that is to come to him of how all his past has been filled with the power of that spirit with which he has at last entered into communion, to which he has at last submitted himself. – Addresses by Phillips Brooks
  2. And now Sir Henry and Lady Harcourt were to try the world in sweet communion together. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. This means that we must enter into some sort of communion with the faithful if we are to enjoy the fruits of their insight. – The Sources Of Religious Insight by Josiah Royce
  4. My dear only daughter had gone to confess and receive the holy communion. – The Priest, The Woman And The Confessional by Father Chiniquy
  5. Everything is living which is in close communion with, and interpermeated by, that something which we call mind or thought. – Luck or Cunning? by Samuel Butler
  6. By this time I had become resigned to this close- communion hospitality and must have slept soundly. – A Circuit Rider's Wife by Corra Harris
  7. My self- communion as I walked away from his door, trying to believe that this was for the last time, was not satisfactory. – 'Twixt Land & Sea by Joseph Conrad
  8. A prayer ends at last in divine communion only when it began by a struggle. – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  9. Notice how in the Communion Service we remind ourselves of the fact. – The Gospel of the Hereafter by J. Paterson-Smyth
  10. As long, therefore, as they remained in obedient communion with their Church their souls were secure. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins
  11. Paul was close beside Alfred- he would have him there between his mother and the wall- and the two whose first Communion it was, were the last to whom Mr. Cope came. – Friarswood Post-Office by Charlotte M. Yonge
  12. The things of the spirit remain in them, the thoughts which have been born by communion with the soul. – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  13. Besides, she'll decide herself whether or not she wishes to receive the holy communion and you'll see that she says yes. – The Social Cancer A Complete English Version of Noli Me Tangere by José Rizal
  14. His views on this general subject were merely those common to his communion and his environment. – The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic
  15. Struggling with the communion of the different ideas the knower takes an intuitive leap, through and yet beyond these ideas, into a greater understanding. – Humanistic-Nursing by Paterson, Josephine G.
  16. He was particularly affected with the miseries which were likely to fall upon his poor wife for his folly, and when the day of his death came, he seemed very easy and contented under it, declaring, however, at last that he died in the communion of the Church of Rome. – Lives Of The Most Remarkable Criminals Who have been Condemned and Executed for Murder, the Highway, Housebreaking, Street Robberies, Coining or other offences by Arthur L. Hayward