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The Eucharist , also called Holy Communion, the Sacrament of the Altar, the Blessed Sacrament, the Lord's Supper, and other names, is a Christian sacrament or ordinance. It is reenacted in accordance with Jesus' instruction at the Last Supper, as recorded in several books of the New Testament, that his followers do in remembrance of him as when he gave his disciples bread, saying, "This is my body", and gave them wine saying, "This is my blood."


From εὐχάριστος (eukharistos, “thankful, grateful”), from εὖ (eu, “good”) + χάρις (kharis, “grace, favour”)

See also

Eucharistic theology
Liturgical worship
Eucharistic practice
Views of different churches
Sacramental theology

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