(n.) The act of sharing; community; participation.
(n.) Intercourse between two or more persons; esp., intimate association and intercourse implying sympathy and confidence; interchange of thoughts, purposes, etc.; agreement; fellowship; as, the communion of saints.
(n.) A body of Christians having one common faith and discipline; as, the Presbyterian communion.
(n.) The sacrament of the eucharist; the celebration of the Lord's supper; the act of partaking of the sacrament; as, to go to communion; to partake of the communion.
(1) However, Catholic women who receive communion at least once a week are less likely to be sexually active and substantially less likely to use medical contraceptive methods.
(2) Archbishop Eliud Wabukala of Kenya said the “truth [of the Gospel] continues to be called into question in the Anglican communion” and warned against “the global ambitions of a secular culture”.
(3) He was speaking as 670 bishops prepared to leave the University of Kent campus after 18 days of reflection, prayers, conversations and efforts to hold a divided communion together.
(4) The Anglican communion was given substance only by the British empire and next week’s meeting will be one of the final moments in the dismantling of the empire, or of the further process of forgetting that it ever mattered.
(5) I wish him - with Caroline and the family - every blessing, and hope that the church of England and the Anglican communion will share my pleasure at this appointment and support him with prayer and love."
(6) It is the England that then prime minister John Major vowed would never vanish in a famous 1993 speech: “Long shadows on county grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and pools fillers and – as George Orwell said – ‘old maids bicycling to holy communion through the morning mist’.” Major was mining Orwell’s wartime essay The Lion and the Unicorn, whose tone was one of reassurance – the national culture will survive, despite everything: “The gentleness, the hypocrisy, the thoughtlessness, the reverence for law and the hatred of uniforms will remain, along with the suet puddings and the misty skies.” Orwell and Major were both asserting the strength of a national culture at times when Britishness – for both men basically Englishness – was felt to be under threat from outside dangers (war, integration into Europe).
(7) On the other hand, there is no doubt that the schism in the Anglican Communion would have happened much more slowly and perhaps not at all without the help of the internet.
(8) Over the past year, facilitated by the steering group of the Anglican Communion Environmental Network we were invited through email, personal study, and virtual conferencing, to begin considering how we might live out, with urgency and in hope, the Fifth Mark of Mission “to strive to safeguard the integrity of creation and sustain and renew the life of the earth.” Our reflections entered a new depth when, in February 2015, ACEN chair Archbishop Thabo Makgoba graciously hosted a face to face meeting in South Africa.
(9) Williams's departure comes after a turbulent decade in which he has fought to maintain unity within the Anglican communion amid rows over Church teaching on homosexuality and gay marriage.
(10) However, Thabo Makgoba, the archbishop of Cape Town, has said: “We overcame deep differences over the imposition of sanctions against apartheid and over the ordination of women, and we can do the same over human sexuality.” The global Anglican communion has threatened to split over the issue.
(11) They’re alike; there’s a great communion between fans and players.” It is tempting to respond: not any more, there’s not.
(12) In a new preface to his 1990 booklet on gay relationships, Jeffrey John, the Dean of St Albans, writes that, by setting themselves against same-sex marriage, the bishops of the Church have prioritised the union of the Anglican communion over the rights of gay Christians.
(13) After the creed and some Benjamin Britten, and a blessing and a long round of applause, the man charged with holding together the fractious global Anglican communion as it struggles with the vexed issues of women bishops and same-sex marriage processed out of the cathedral and into the bitterly cold spring afternoon.
(14) My auntie Nora combined gambling on the Irish sweepstakes with teaching me my catechism for my first Holy Communion.
(15) As archbishop, Bergoglio decried the "scandal of poverty" and "fragmentation" of the family and society: From a speech a few years ago (date unclear but post-2003): "The radical challenge that Argentina must face is precisely the deep crisis of values in our culture from which other serious problems derive: the scandal of poverty and social exclusion, the crisis in marriage and the family, the need for greater communion.
(16) On this occasion, then, the deep differences that divide the Church of England and Anglican communion from the world's 1.2 billion Catholics were not the emphasis.
(17) In late March a group of bishops representing the Anglican Communion Environmental Network , a body that promotes environmental concerns, called on Anglican churches to remove their investments from the fossil fuel companies driving an “ unprecedented climate crisis ”.
(18) Through the inclusion of sex role constructs (masculinity and feminity, agency and communion, and passivity-dependency), relational models as well as psychoanalytic theory were investigated as bases for sex differences.
(19) In a statement the archbishop of Sydney, the Rt Rev Peter Jensen, said: "It is true that his consecration was one of the flashpoints for a serious realignment of the whole Communion.
(20) A permanent split in the global Anglican communion over gay rights has been averted after archbishops overwhelmingly agreed to impose sanctions against the liberal US church and issue a statement in support of the “traditional doctrine” that marriage should be between a man and a woman.
(n.) A thin cake made of flour and other ingredients.
(n.) A thin cake or piece of bread (commonly unleavened, circular, and stamped with a crucifix or with the sacred monogram) used in the Eucharist, as in the Roman Catholic Church.
(n.) An adhesive disk of dried paste, made of flour, gelatin, isinglass, or the like, and coloring matter, -- used in sealing letters and other documents.
(v. t.) To seal or close with a wafer.
(1) The ruling centre-right coalition government of Angela Merkel was dealt a blow by voters in a critical regional election on Sunday after the centre-left opposition secured a wafer-thin victory, setting the scene for a tension-filled national election in the autumn when everything will be up for grabs.
(2) The average thickness of this part of the wall is 1.5 mm (minimum is wafer-thin and maximum is 3 mm).
(3) The following processes were used to create this photosensing architecture: 1) thermomigration of aluminum pads through an n-type silicon wafer; 2) creation of pn-junction photosensors on one side of the wafer; and 3) creation of aluminum pad ohmic contacts to the thermomigrated, through chip interconnects and the substrate on the back side of the wafer.
(4) Thin platelet crystals, densely packed monolayers, and low-density deposits of beef liver catalase were prepared on the surface of silicon wafers and negatively stained with phosphotungstic acid.
(5) In between ranged the caries values of two other tested sweets, wafers and gum drops.
(6) Briefly, devitalized bovine bone wafers, with cells in situ, are fixed, stained with toluidine blue, and then examined by reflected light microscopy.
(7) "The largest impact comes from the energy used in extracting materials [from the Earth] and transporting them, as well as the energy and water used to process components such as silicon wafers," said Taplin.
(8) These glycol ethers are contained in positive photoresists used in the wafer fabrication process.
(9) Bone grafts consisted of cancellous bone, bone blocks, and wafer-type grafts used singly or in combination.
(10) After the package was voted through by a wafer-thin majority, politicians were escorted out of the parliament by police.
(11) Lateral diffusion measurements of L-alpha-dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC) bilayers supported on oxidized silicon wafers reveal two sharp phase transitions at temperatures similar to those found in multilayer systems with several different techniques.
(12) In this study, T4 bacteriophage virus particles were deposited from solution onto electronic-grade flat silicon wafers and imaged in air with the microscope.
(13) Two kinds of cobalt targets, a wafer type (diameter 8.0 mmxthickness 2.3 mm, 1.1g) and a pellet type (diameter 1.0 mmxlength 1.0mm, 6.9 mg) were used.
(14) Cameron, who warned of "wafer thin" British support for the EU, told EU leaders: "[Jean-Claude Juncker] is the ultimate Brussels insider who has been at the table for the last two decades of decisions.
(15) Partial resection of the distal ulna (wafer resection) has been used to treat patients with symptomatic tears of the triangular fibrocartilage complex or mild ulna impaction syndrome.
(16) Phil Woolas's wafer-thin victory in Oldham East and Saddleworth seat – he won by 103 votes following two recounts – was one of the more surprising results of the 2010 election.
(17) This was a source of trouble for John Major when he had a wafer thin majority between 1992-97.
(18) Square wafers (10 mm X 10 mm X 1 mm) were studied, with the surface sandblasted in one-half of the specimens.
(19) Because of its easy handling the method of quasi-planimetry was further developed and used for direct analysis of enorally obtained wafers of different characteristics.
(20) "For many establishments, working on wafer thin margins and high fixed costs, any restriction in trading hours could tip them into loss," he said.