koinonia

noun
koi·​no·​nia | \ ˌkȯinəˈnēə, ˌkēnə- \
plural -s

Definition of koinonia

1 : the Christian fellowship or body of believers
2 : intimate spiritual communion and participative sharing in a common religious commitment and spiritual community the koinonia of the disciples with each other and with their Lord

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History and Etymology for koinonia

Greek koinōnia communion, association, partnership, from koinos common

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“Koinonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/koinonia. Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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