Communion

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Communion may refer to:

  • Eucharist or the Lord's Supper, the Christian rite involving the eating of bread and drinking of wine, reenacting the Last Supper
    • The Communion rite, that part of the Eucharistic rite in which the consecrated bread and wine are distributed to participants in the Catholic mass
    • Communion (chant), the Gregorian chant that accompanies this rite
  • Closed communion is the practice of restricting the communion to members of a particular church or congregation
  • Open communion is the practice of allowing members of other churches to share communion, followed by most Protestant Christian churches
  • Communion (Christian), the relationship between Christians as individuals or churches
  • Full communion, a term used when two (or more) distinct Christian churches or denominations say they are sharing the same communion
  • The Communion of Saints, a doctrine of Christianity mentioned in the Apostles' Creed

Communion may also refer to:

See also[edit]