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Definition of Eucharist


  1. The act of giving thanks; thanksgiving.
  2. The sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the solemn act of ceremony of commemorating the death of Christ, in the use of bread and wine, as the appointed emblems; the communion.

Eucharist Quotations

Some had the custom of receiving the Eucharist daily, some twice a week, some on the Lord's day, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, some only on the Lord's Day.
Martin Chemnitz

My church is in the detention facilities where I preside and celebrate the Eucharist. To me that's the church. That's the people of God.
Greg Boyle

But there's always a Mass. It's not a formal Mass at all. We're sitting around her dining room table with wine and Eucharist and holding hands. It's very informal and small, but to me that's a wonderful way to have Mass.
Linda Vester

With respect to Holy Communion, it is up to the communicant to decide whether they are in a state of grace and worthy to receive the Eucharist. Each one of us makes that decision.
Roger Mahony

Common participation in the Eucharist can only be a final outcome of ecumenic dialogue, not the starting point.
Karl Lehmann
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