Etymology: From the Greek verb (efkharistó), meaning "to gratify", "to rejoice" and "to thank"
- The ceremony of Holy Communion. This meaning is synonymous with service of the Mass or Eastern Divine Liturgy.
- The sacrament of Holy Communion.
- The substances received in Holy Communion, viz. the bread and wine, seen as Christ"s body and blood.
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