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The motif Communion is a part of: Ritual

Communion contains among others: Sacrifice

See also Mass, service


Holy Communion, sacrament, The Lord's Supper, The Last Supper, chalice, altar

Description of this motif: Jesus initiated, according to The New Testament, this sacrament on the last night, he was together with his disciples. The communion is historically rooted in both hellenistic mystery religions' communities and in the Jewish paschal supper. The Christian thus is both a ritual, that repeats the sacrifice of Crist and gives the community common destiny with Crist in his suffering, death and ressurrection. Source: Gads religionsleksikon, 1999.


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