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Holy Communion  

  
Holy Communion is the most important religious service in the Christian church, in which people share bread and wine as a symbol of the Last Supper and the death of Christ.      n-uncount  
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holy     ( holier    comparative)   ( holiest    superlative  )
1       adj   If you describe something as holy, you mean that it is considered to be special because it is connected with God or a particular religion.  
usu ADJ n  
To them, as to all Tibetans, this is a holy place.     
2       adj   A holy person is a religious leader or someone who leads a religious life.  
3   
    holier-than-thou  


Holy Communion     
Holy Communion is the most important religious service in the Christian church, in which people share bread and wine as a symbol of the Last Supper and the death of Christ.      n-uncount  
Holy Father     
In the Catholic Church, the Holy Father is the Pope.      n-proper   the N  
Holy Ghost     
The Holy Ghost is the same as the Holy Spirit.      n-proper   the N  
holy of holies     
A holy of holies is a place that is so sacred that only particular people are allowed to enter; often used in informal English to refer humorously to a place where only a few special people can go.      n-sing  
...the holy of holies in the Temple., ...the Aldeburgh Festival, the holy of holies in the contemporary British music scene.     
holy orders      , Holy Orders  
Someone who is in holy orders is a member of the Christian clergy.      n-plural  
He took holy orders in 1935.     
Holy Spirit     
In the Christian religion, the Holy Spirit is one of the three aspects of God, together with God the Father and God the Son.      n-proper   the N   (=Holy Ghost)  
Holy Week     
In the Christian religion, Holy Week is the week before Easter, when Christians remember the events leading up to the death of Christ.      n-uncount  

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holy  

1    devout, divine, faithful, god-fearing, godly, hallowed, pious, pure, religious, righteous, saintly, sublime, virtuous  
2    blessed, consecrated, dedicated, hallowed, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctified, venerable, venerated  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    blasphemous, corrupt, earthly, evil, human, immoral, impious, irreligious, sacrilegious, secular, sinful, unholy, wicked, worldly  
2    desecrated, unconsecrated, unhallowed, unholy, unsanctified  

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n.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.

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