communicant

(redirected from communicants)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal.

communicant

Christianity a person who receives Communion
References in periodicals archive ?
The sacrament, rather than an accident veiling an inward substance or, as for Luther, a consubstantial manifestation of the hypostatic union, is instead an Augustinian seal ratifying a sacramental reality solely in the heart or soul of the communicant.
21) is filled here with sin's poison, which displaces the divine blood that in turn becomes that of the communicant, who, presumably, was filled hitherto with the sin now coursing through his saviour's veins.
The chalice should not be ministered to lay members of Christ's faithful where there is such a large number of communicants that it is difficult to gauge the amount of wine for the Eucharist and there is a danger that "more than a reasonable quantity of the Blood of Christ remains to be consumed at the end of the celebration" (Par.
In the practice of intinction (receiving Communion under both species by dipping a host into the Precious Blood, "the communicants are not permitted to intinct the host themselves nor to receive the intincted host in the hand.
During the days, weeks, and months leading up to Emily's First Communion, I doubted that my youngest child would walk away with anything more than the feeling that she had been part of a photo shoot for a major magazine and an underprivileged communicant whose event was shattered by her mother's lack of attention to glitz and glamour.
The report, titled "Eucharistic Practice and the Risk of Infection," reinforces the findings of previous Catholic and Lutheran studies that concluded that drinking directly from the common cup does not put communicants at any significant risk for catching colds, the flu, or even worse infections.
clarifying that communicants are never to receive the sacrament from one another, but only from a priest or eucharistic minister;
Thus, when approaching a Communion station, communicants are in procession and should not genuflect to the tabernacle, even if crossing in front of it.
Could it be that the regularity in receiving the Sacrament has fallen off because many First Communicants received Communion without first going to Confession?
Monks and clerks began to bake them in two sizes, the larger one for the priest and the smaller one for the lay communicants.
For example, a body with 10,000 communicants could grow five-fold and be unknown to the average American.