American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Communion, relationship, or association between persons or groups.
- n. The practice by which members of different Christian denominations can receive Communion at one another's Eucharistic services or at a common service.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Communion one with another; intimate intercourse.
- n. communion (association) between people or groups
- n. The participation, together, in Holy Communion of people from different denominations
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Mutual communion.
- n. participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
- inter- + communion (Wiktionary)
“– for a desire for intercommunion is one of the strong instincts of our nature, and yet it is one which, as regards all the rest of creation but our human fellow-beings, we have to unlearn from babyhood.”
“Its gravamen is that marriage is an embodied spiritual "intercommunion" established by free, complete, mutual self-gift.”
“Many people insist that this unity should be simply anticipated by requesting or demanding intercommunion before the communion of the Churches has been restored.”
“Nevertheless, the Chancellor was exercised over the matter of intercommunion, saying:It is still the case, for instance, that those who are in the Catholic Church are told that they are not in communion with the Anglican Church—although I have seen that.”
“Considering that the TAC and FiF have full intercommunion agreements, and the fact that these folks are identical in terms of faith and practice, it borders on insane for bishop Broadhurst to turn his nose up towards the TAC.”
“In 1931 the Bonn agreement established intercommunion between the Anglican Church and those Old Catholic Churches in the Union of Utrecht.”
“In 1931 the Bonn agreement established intercommunion between the Anglican Church and those Old Catholic Churches in the Union of Utrecht. 2006 marked the 75th anniversary of the Bonn Agreement ad events were held in Freiburg, Germany, to celebrate this.”
“Now, when all these studies reach the point of intercommunion and connection with one another, and come to be considered in their mutual affinities, then, I think, but not till then, will the pursuit of them have a value for our objects; otherwise there is no profit in them.”
“Since Rome acknowledged the validity orders in Old Catholic churches of the Union of Utrecht with whom the Anglicans had recently entered into a relationship of full intercommunion, an effort would be made to gradually and intentionally make sure that the stream of succession from the Dutch was merged with the English.”
“Where there is a concordat of intercommunion with another church, freedom of access to the Holy Communion of both bodies is generally offered to all members in good standing in their own church.”
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