communion-table love



from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The table at or near which the communicants sit or kneel to partake of the Lord's supper, or on which the bread and wine are placed for distribution.


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  • A clergyman, dressed in the Geneva gown and band, stood by the communion-table, and, with the Bible opened before him, and his clerk awaiting in the background, seemed prepared to perform some service of the church to which he belonged.

    My Aunt Margaret's Mirror

  • I asked him in return, whether from his pulpit, or at any rate from his communion-table, he did not denounce adultery to his audience; and if so, why should it not be open to me to preach the same doctrine to mine.

    An Autobiography

  • From the communion-table Mr Thumble had stated that, in the present peculiar circumstances of the parish, there would be no second service at

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • These, and the strangers, occupied places down the room, to the right and left of the desk and communion-table.

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • This mixture of religion and worldly pride seems incongruous at first; but have we not at church at home similar relics of feudal ceremony? — the verger with the silver mace who precedes the vicar to the desk; the two chaplains of my Lord Archbishop, who bow over his Grace as he enters the communion-table gate; even poor

    Notes of a Journey From Cornhill to Grand Cairo

  • There are neither brasses, nor altar-tombs, nor monuments, but there is a mural tablet on the right-hand side of the communion-table, bearing the following inscription: -

    The Life of Charlotte Bronte

  • This scene presented itself almost as a tangible vision to her mind while sitting at the communion-table in the little church in Brunswick.

    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, 1995, Memorial Issue

  • Nicol Beg and his relatives are on our kirk rolls as members or adherents, and all we can do is to fence the communion-table against them for a period, and bring them to the stool of repentance.

    John Splendid The Tale of a Poor Gentleman, and the Little Wars of Lorn

  • So this important functionary was accustomed, from time immemorial, to take his place in the deacons 'seat, below, with the warning of the meeting, the statute-book, and the ballot-boxes arranged before him on the communion-table, which in course of time became so banged and battered, by dint of lusty gavel-strokes, that there was scarcely a place big enough to put one's finger upon which was not bruised and dented.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 01, No. 01, November, 1857 A Magazine of Literature, Art, and Politics

  • Oh, sir, can you think it strange if all these things should come into my mind every time you and I sit down together at the same communion-table?

    Select Temperance Tracts


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