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Eucharist
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Overview

The Eucharist (or Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper) has had from the very beginning a place of special importance in the life of Christianity. The eating and drinking of bread and wine in obedience to the command of Jesus at his Last Supper with his disciples is a sensory representation of the spiritual reality of the Christ whom Christians believe in…

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Bieritz, Karl-Heinrich, Roloff, Jürgen, Schnurr, Günther and Wainwright, Geoffrey, “Eucharist”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_E456>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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