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    church bread and wine

    What do you call when you're at the church service and you get some bread dip it in red wine and eat it?
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    Re: church bread and wine

    "Communion" is the common term (I mean common among various Christians denominations). Catholics will also use the term "Eucharist" for the sacrament.

    It is not common for Western Christians to practice "intinction," the dipping of the bread into the wine. The the bread and wine are received separately, if both elements are received. Some churches only distribute the bread.

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    Re: church bread and wine

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "Communion" is the common term (I mean common among various Christians denominations). Catholics will also use the term "Eucharist" for the sacrament.

    It is not common for Western Christians to practice "intinction," the dipping of the bread into the wine. The the bread and wine are received separately, if both elements are received. Some churches only distribute the bread.
    What's the verb to describe it? When I receive it? Would it be something like receive God's food?

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    Re: church bread and wine

    Receive communion. Take communion. Partake in (or of) communion.

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    Re: church bread and wine

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Receive communion. Take communion. Partake in (or of) communion.
    What would be the verb to describe the action of a prist? He gives communion?
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    Re: church bread and wine

    I am Catholic, so my answers reflect that. A priest "consecrates" the bread and wine. There is no special verb that I know of to describe the distributing of communion to the people.

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    Re: church bread and wine

    We refer to the distribution of the elements in my church, but we get our wine (grape juice) in little shot glasses and our bread already but up in little cubes.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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