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Glossary: communion

One of the sacraments of The United Methodist Church. This sacrament is often called the Lord's Supper. Eucharist, from the Greek word for thanksgiving, has been yet another traditional name for the sacrament. It recalls the Last Supper of Jesus with the disciples. It is a celebration and remembrance of God's grace and mercy in Jesus, of the resurrection of Christ, and of Christ's continuing presence with us.

Source: A Dictionary for United Methodists, Alan K. Waltz, Copyright 1991, Abingdon Press. Used by permission.