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date: 28 October 2021

Eucharist 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity
Author(s):
Columba StewartColumba Stewart

The central communal ritual of Christianity, consisting of sharing bread and wine that have been blessed in *prayer. Originating in the NT accounts of the Last Supper of Jesus with his disciples, the Eucharist was typically celebrated weekly in obedience to Jesus’ command ‘Do this in memory of me’ (Luke 22:19). The Eucharist was associated particularly with ... ...

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