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Host

[Lat.,=sacrificial victim], in Roman Catholic practice, consecrated wafer of the EucharistEucharist
[Gr.,=thanksgiving], Christian sacrament that repeats the action of Jesus at his last supper with his disciples, when he gave them bread, saying, "This is my body," and wine, saying, "This is my blood." (Mat. 26; Mark 14; Luke 22; 1 Cor. 11.
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. The bread used is pure white and unleavened, baked in small disks. The Hosts not consumed at MassMass,
religious service of the Roman Catholic Church, which has as its central act the performance of the sacrament of the Eucharist. It is based on the ancient Latin liturgy of the city of Rome, now used in most, but not all, Roman Catholic churches. The term Mass [Lat.
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 are set aside especially for the viaticum, for the sick, and for adoration, as at benedictionbenediction
[Lat.,=blessing], solemn blessing usually administered in the name of God by a priest or a minister. The temple worship at Jerusalem had fixed forms of benedictions, and Christians have always given them an important place in ceremony, especially at the end of a
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host

[hōst]
(biology)
An organism on or in which a parasite lives.
The dominant partner of a symbiotic or commensal pair.
(chemistry)
A crystalline lattice or receptor molecule for the strong and selective binding of a cationic, anionic, or neutral organic, inorganic, or biological substance (guest) by means of electrostatic, hydrogen-bonding, van der Waals, or donor-acceptor interactions. Examples include clathrates, crown ethers, cryptands, cyclodextrins, calixarenes, cavitands, cyclophanes, and cryptophanes. Also known as host structure, host substance.

host

1. Biology
a. an animal or plant that nourishes and supports a parasite
b. an animal, esp an embryo, into which tissue is experimentally grafted
2. Computing a computer connected to a network and providing facilities to other computers and their users
3. the owner or manager of an inn

Host

Christian Church the bread consecrated in the Eucharist

host

(networking)
A computer connected to a network.

The term node includes devices such as routers and printers which would not normally be called "hosts".

host

(communications)
A computer to which one connects using a terminal emulator.

host

(1) A source of information or signals. The term can refer to a computer, smartphone, tablet or any electronic device. In a network, clients (users' machines) and servers are hosts because they are both sources of information in contrast to network devices, such as routers and switches, which only direct traffic. See host adapter and hostname.

(2) To have in one's possession. When you "host a computer system," the system is running in your facility. Although sounding inane, it is technically accurate to say "our company hosts many hosts!"
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29) to acknowledge the great mystery of the heavenly host.
But the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, acting as the Passion's 'large chorus', grasped the tricky timings and dissonant quality of the work and delivered them, in general (give or take one or two glitches), in accomplished fashion - the massed male voices adding weight to the role of Pontius Pilate, and the sopranos soaring skywards as heavenly host.
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DONOR IN THE MAKING OTHERS can have my bits when I die, For them I will not be able to cry, I hope I will be with the heavenly host, Even if wanting to be that of a sprightly ghost, My life I have lived as best as I can, At the moment, for dying, I have no plan, I may be too old, this gesture then to do, As life and its ways, still going through, My bits and pieces I will not be able to take, But my soul, it can never be a fake, So with this, I will surely be in charge, As I explore the heavens and all at large, If anyone does get a piece of me, God meant this then to be.
On the one hand, we proclaim "peace on earth, good will toward all," echoing the heavenly host that appeared to the shepherds some 2,000 years ago (Luke 2:14).
Were the Christian gospels correct about a multitude of the heavenly host joyously proclaiming "Glory to God in the highest"?
Former Coronation Street favourite Geoffrey Hughes will play a singing Angel Gabriel and Jennifer Ellison a member of the heavenly host in the BBC production Liverpool Nativity next month.
engaged to this older guy she doesn't love, and while perfectly willing to follow angel Gabriel's (``Syriana's'' Alexander Siddig, nicely playing the heavenly host as humanly as he can) orders, she doesn't like being ostracized by her Nazarene neighbors one bit.
He saw it as the heavenly host crying, Holy, holy, holy.
Hence animated and angelified, architecture becomes heavenly host.
It allowed me to leave the lonely join the earthbound version of the heavenly host three times a day.