Definitions

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  • noun Communion by intimate participation, associated with the Christian church.

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  • noun Christian fellowship or communion with God or with fellow Christians; said in particular of the early Christian community

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek κοινωνία

Examples

  • "We're probably pulling back from language about sanctions and teeth," he said, noting that there had been a lot of discussion about a framework for "koinonia" -- a Greek word that refers to the relationships of communion.

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  • Remembering now that twice only is the Greek word koinonia, which we ordinarily translate "communion," used in reference to the Lord's Supper, and that the two instances in the

    Once a Methodist; Now a Baptist. Why?

  • Unger said the Greek word koinonia is the empowerment of a community - "a community that comes together to accomplish things," he said.

    The Herald-Mail Online

  • I love the Greek word "koinonia," which often has the misfortune of getting translated into the timeworn, religious word "fellowship."

    Catapult Magazine

  • Greek word koinonia, which we sometimes translate communion, occurs in just twenty different places in the New Testament; in twelve, translated

    Once a Methodist; Now a Baptist. Why?

  • She was born and raised in a sugar plantation community on Hawai'i Island, then belonged to a Jesuit "koinonia" at the Paulist Center in Boston.

    Tucson Citizen

  • She was born and raised in a sugar plantation community on Hawai'i Island, then belonged to a Jesuit "koinonia" at the Paulist Center in Boston.

    Tucson Citizen

  • From early on in my faith the idea of house church strongly resonated with me, specifically as I valued what I later found out was called 'koinonia' as well as my reading of Paul, coupled with my anabaptist heritage, never allowed me to understand things like

    Jesus Creed

  • The land ethic of the early Christian communities was that of "koinonia" meaning essentially that God was the sole owner of the earth which was given as a gift to all for the "autarkeia," the self-reliant livelihood, of all.

    P2P Foundation

  • "social trinitarians" based on a misreading of an a pre-existing analogy that Gregory of Nyssa used concerning 'three men' and a mistranslation of the word 'koinonia' as 'community' rather than 'communion' which was frequently used by the Cappadocians.

    Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

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