Ante-Communion

noun
An·te-Com·mun·ion

Definition of Ante-Communion 

: the part of the Anglican or Episcopal service of Holy Communion up to or including the prayer for the whole state of Christ's church that is used separately with a blessing when there is no Communion

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First Known Use of Ante-Communion

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ante-Communion

ante- + communion

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