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Definition

One of the minor (lower) orders of ordination / ministry in the church. Acolytes assist the priest and adminster Holy Communion. The role can also be taken by a lay person.

1. Term for a worshipping community of Christians. 2. The building in which Christians traditionally meet for worship. 3. The worldwide community of Christian believers.
The central act of Christian worship in which bread and wine are consumed in the way that Jesus demonstrated at the Last Supper before his betrayal and death.