Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An anthem in the Roman missal, said by the celebrant after he has taken the ablutions.

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Examples

  • I'm particularly pleased that it includes two propers of the Mass, introit and communio.

    Installation Mass, Archbishop of New York

  • Cum autem simul communicari et inungi aliquam oportuerit. soror aliqua crucem portet. et frater socius sacram deferat unccionem: et primo fiat communio. deinde inunccio. et in isto casu semper remaneat conuentus in infirmaria usque ad complectionem officii.

    Sensual Encounters: Monastic Women and Spirituality in Medieval Germany

  • John McFarland asked me: "am I correct in suspecting that your communion with the Pope doesn't involve your recognizing his doctrinal and disciplinary primacy -- that is, is it conciliarist communio: union without faith or obedience?"

    The return of the Sedia Gestatoria?

  • So, Iakovos: am I correct in suspecting that your communion with the Pope doesn't involve your recognizing his doctrinal and disciplinary primacy -- that is, is it conciliarist communio: union without faith or obedience?

    The return of the Sedia Gestatoria?

  • Upon their election, Eastern Catholic Patriarchs ask for, and receive, the ecclesiastica communio from the Roman Pontiff.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Communion is an old word, and comes from communio--mutual participation.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • This Panis Quem melody reminds me of the Verba parts (Hoc est corpus meum, etc.) in Discubuit Iesus (the Cistercian communio at vespers).

    Pánis, quem égo dédero

  • As there is in practice not a full "communio in sacris" nor a full interchangeability of orders, much less a full communion of doctrine, the term "full communion" with the ELCA cannot be taken to its literal extent.

    "Understandable and doable"

  • [4595] Sanctum nomen amiciticae, sociorum communio sacra; friendship is a holy name, and a sacred communion of friends.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • The theoretical basis for such an arrangement exists in nuce in the work of Ratzinger on communio and of Zizioulas on eucharistic ecclesiology.

    Archive 2007-10-01

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