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date: 18 May 2024


The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
David StancliffeDavid Stancliffe, Andrew LouthAndrew Louth

The title ‘eucharist’ (Gk εὐχαριστία, ‘thanksgiving’) for the central act of Christian worship could be explained either by the fact that at its institution Christ ‘gave thanks’ (1 Cor. 11: 24, Mt. 26: 27, etc.) or by the fact that the service is the supreme act of Christian thanksgiving, but there is no clear early evidence for either. Early instances of its occurrence are in the Didache (9.1), in Ignatius (... ...

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