Definition of bread and wine in English:

bread and wine


  • The consecrated elements used in the celebration of the Eucharist; the sacrament of the Eucharist.

    ‘he rejected the idea of any physical presence of Christ in the bread and wine’
    • ‘I mean, of course, the fourfold action of taking, blessing, breaking, and giving the elements of bread and wine.’
    • ‘His bodily gestures at the altar in presiding at the Eucharist, especially in consecrating the bread and wine, were important.’
    • ‘On the night before he died, Jesus transformed the Passover bread and wine into his own body and blood and told us to eat and drink.’
    • ‘They could conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals, but certain priestly functions were still forbidden, including consecrating the communion bread and wine.’
    • ‘We know him: in our prayer, in the bread and wine of the sacrament, in every gracious word, in smiles of generous welcome and in every moment of joy or beauty that leaves us more whole and human.’
    • ‘What makes us holy, common though we may be, is exactly what makes the elements of bread and wine holy.’
    • ‘In faith and trust, we need to receive into our very bodies and souls the true presence of Jesus in and through the elements of bread and wine.’
    • ‘We need to live our lives formed by the radical sharing of bread and wine in the Eucharist.’
    • ‘It means: the true and total change of bread and wine into Christ's body and blood.’
    • ‘I feel a need to rub elbows with fellow Christians, kneel at a communion rail, taste the bread and wine.’
    • ‘The Catholic church bars non-Catholics from sharing the Eucharist because of differences over the interpretation of how Jesus is present in the elements of bread and wine.’
    • ‘Conversely, the Christian sacrifice of bread and wine in the Eucharist is a rejection of the shedding of blood in animal sacrifice.’
    • ‘The non-divine, but human-made Eucharistic elements of bread and wine can affect only the material body.’
    • ‘Second, researchers could ask if Catholics believe that the consecrated bread and wine are symbols in which the body and blood of Christ are really present.’
    • ‘They rejected the sacrament of baptism and denied the presence of Christ in the Eucharist - the Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine.’
    • ‘Jesus gathered with his apostles, teaching that bread and wine would become the Eucharist.’
    • ‘It may sound precious, but I wonder if a first step is to begin making, literally making, the bread and wine of communion.’
    • ‘Worshipers share bread and wine in the Eucharist as a sign of their unity with each other and with Jesus.’
    • ‘And what we have is some bread and wine - consecrated by the Word and prayer to be to us the body and blood of our Lord.’
    • ‘We understand now that when we bless the bread and wine, they are transformed into Jesus' own body and blood.’