the Sacrament


: the bread and wine that are eaten and drunk during the Christian ceremony of Communion

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Recent Examples on the Web Catholics maintain that the Sacrament is the body of Christ, yet no one expects the bread to taste like raw flesh or accuses fellow-parishioners of cannibalism. Manvir Singh, The New Yorker, 15 Apr. 2024 During Mass, Pope John Paul II received both the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick and Viaticum, said Navarro-Valls. Christine Rousselle, Fox News, 2 Apr. 2023

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“The Sacrament.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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