Definition of the Lord's Supper in US English:

the Lord's Supper


  • The Eucharist; Holy Communion (especially in Protestant use).

    • ‘God has given us two wonderful pictures of the gospel, Baptism and the Lord's Supper.’
    • ‘A covenant sign was a marker token which was a reminder of reality - like the rainbow, circumcision, baptism and Lord's Supper.’
    • ‘That status is confined to the Lord's Supper and baptism.’
    • ‘The earliest theologians were concerned not only with the meaning of the Scriptures, but also, with the theological implications of such Christian practices as baptism and the Lord's Supper.’
    • ‘In contrast to symbolic, visual worship, we have but two sacraments, the Lord's Supper and Baptism, and beyond that we are directed to worship not through anticipatory symbols and the visual, but in the Spirit through the word.’
    • ‘The Lord's Supper and Christian worship continue this witness beyond initiation in baptism into the further dimensions of Christian life, already in the emerging kingdom of God but not yet completed.’
    • ‘Even if they are baptized, Christians from denominations without a sacramental view of the Lord's Supper would hardly seem sufficiently informed about what is going on in the Episcopal rite to participate properly.’
    • ‘Should we call communion the Lord's Supper or Eucharist?’
    • ‘Protestants observe only two sacraments, baptism and the Lord's Supper, for we find that these are the only two that Jesus commanded to be observed.’
    • ‘We have God's word in Jesus, and we have God's grace in Baptism and the Lord's Supper.’
    eucharist, holy communion, lord's supper, mass
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