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Lord's Supper   /lɔrdz sˈəpər/   Listen
Lord's Supper

A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine.  Synonyms: Eucharist, Eucharistic liturgy, Holy Eucharist, Holy Sacrament, Liturgy, sacrament of the Eucharist.
The traditional Passover supper of Jesus with his disciples on the eve of his crucifixion.  Synonym: Last Supper.

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"Lord's Supper" Quotes from Famous Books

... Parsifal may be called Richard Wagner's great confession of faith. He takes the legend of the Holy Grail, and uses it to portray wonderfully and thrillingly the Christian truths of the beauty, the glory, and the inspiring power of the Lord's Supper, and the infinite meaning of the redeeming love of the Cross. He reveals in this drama by poetry and music, and with a marvellous breadth and depth of spiritual conception, this theme (in his own words): "The founder of the Christian religion was not ...
— Parsifal - A Drama by Wagner • Retold by Oliver Huckel

... Christianity.'[384] His followers, he added, in South Britain, belong to the Church of England, in North Britain to the Church of Scotland. They were to be careful not to make divisions, not to baptize, nor administer the Lord's Supper.[385] ...
— The English Church in the Eighteenth Century • Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton

... appeal actually disarmed them, since there was no one present to make them ashamed of their own placability. Grown-up people's follies were avoided by mutual consent through the rest of the walk, and the three children parted amicably when Antony had to return to fulfil his page's duties at my lord's supper, and Humfrey and Cis carried home their big ...
— Unknown to History - A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland • Charlotte M. Yonge

... zealous prelate. She was thrown into prison, and she there employed herself in composing prayers and discourses, by which she fortified her resolution to endure the utmost extremity rather than relinquish her religious principles. She even wrote to the king, and told him, that as to the Lord's supper, she believed as much as Christ himself had said of it, and as much of his divine doctrine as the Catholic church had required: but while she could not be brought to acknowledge an assent to the king's explications, this declaration availed her nothing, and was rather regarded as a fresh insult. ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part C. - From Henry VII. to Mary • David Hume

... to that, though why you should want a Greek name when we have a beautiful English name like the Lord's Supper, why you should want to employ such a barbarism as 'Eucharist' I don't know. However, if you must use Eucharist, use Eucharist. And now, by wandering off into a discussion of terminology I forget where we were. Oh yes, you were on the point of justifying non-communicating ...
— The Altar Steps • Compton MacKenzie

Words linked to "Lord's Supper" :   Seder, communion, offertory, sacramental manduction, Holy Communion, manduction, sacrament, Passover supper, Eucharist

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