the table used in CHRISTIAN Churches for the celebration of the EUCHARIST. In the ROMAN CATHOLIC and ORTHODOX CHURCHES it is called an ALTAR.

Concise dictionary of Religion. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Communion table — Communion Com*mun ion, n. [L. communio: cf. F. communion. See {Common}.] 1. The act of sharing; community; participation. This communion of goods. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 2. Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Communion table — in the Münster in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. A Communion table is used by many Protestant churches, particularly from Reformed, Baptist, Congregational, and non denominational traditions, for the preparation of the Eucharist (or Lord s Supper ).… …   Wikipedia

  • Communion table — Table Ta ble, n. [F., fr. L. tabula a board, tablet, a painting. Cf. {Tabular}, {Taffrail}, {Tavern}.] 1. A smooth, flat surface, like the side of a board; a thin, flat, smooth piece of anything; a slab. [1913 Webster] A bagnio paved with fair… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • communion table — table in Christian churches used in the celebration of communion, altar …   English contemporary dictionary

  • communion table — noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given • Syn: ↑altar, ↑Lord s table • Hypernyms: ↑table …   Useful english dictionary

  • communion table — Eccles. the table used in the celebration of communion, or the Lord s Supper; the Lord s table. [1560 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • communion table — commun′ion ta ble n. rel the table used in the celebration of communion, or the Lord s Supper • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Communion table —  Причастия, стол для …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • table — [ tabl ] n. f. • 1050; var. taule XIIIe (→ tôle); lat. tabula « planche, tablette » I ♦ Objet formé essentiellement d une surface plane horizontale, généralement supportée par un pied, des pieds, sur lequel on peut poser des objets. 1 ♦ Surface… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • COMMUNION — COMMUNI Ce qu’on entend par communion révèle une double dimension d’accomplissement spirituel de l’être humain: a ) une dimension transindividuelle de communauté, impliquant les notions de partage, d’échange, de réunion, de témoignage, de service …   Encyclopédie Universelle

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.