communion communion  /kə ˈmjun jən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist
  2. (n) sharing thoughts and feelings
  3. (n) (Christianity) a group of Christians with a common religious faith who practice the same rites

Usage(s):

  1. They insisted that they were not breaking away from the Anglican Communion or creating a schism.
  2. The action could remain in effect until the communion's next Lambeth Conference, in 2008.
  3. An 8-year-old who suffers from a disease that keeps her from being able to eat wheat is on a quest to take holy communion, but so far the Roman Catholic Church isn't budging.

News

  1. Hong Kong Anglican Church adopts the Anglican Covenant

    [Anglican Communion News Service] Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Hong Kong Anglican Church, has adopted the Anglican Communion Covenant. The province’s general secretary, the Rev. Peter Koon, wrote to the secretary general of the Anglican Communion, the Rev. Canon Kenneth Kearon, informing him of the decision by HKSKH’s sixth General Synod held from June 2-5. Hong Kong is the seventh province to ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Worldwide Faith News

  2. 8/28/11 Mary Stiller, Communion

    Mary Stiller assists priests in the distribution of Holy Communion during the 2011 Mass on the Grass.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Purdue Exponent

  3. Irish kids receive almost $700 in Holy Communion gifts as parents fork out over $900 for sacrament

    Irish Catholic children receive almost $700 (€521) in gifts for their First Holy Communion, while parents shelled out almost $900 (€713) for their child’s big day in 2013.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Irish Central

Quotes

  1. He said the election of Mary Glasspool "raised very serious questions not just for the Episcopal Church and its place in the Anglican Communion, but for the Communion as a whole."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Rowan Williams Source: AFP

  2. In an interview with the paper on Friday, Kennedy said that Tobin "instructed me not to take Communion and said that he has instructed the diocesan priests not to give me Communion."
    on Nov 23, 2009 By: Patrick Kennedy Source: U.S. News & World Report

  3. "Recent developments, especially concerning the ordained ministry and certain moral teachings, have affected not only international relations within the Anglican Communion but also relations between the Anglican Communion and the Catholic...
    on Nov 23, 2006 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Reuters.uk

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