What does the word communion mean?

Usage examples for communion

  1. I have had everything to help me upward; joys and sorrows, encouragement and disappointment, the love and example of my dearest husband and children in our daily companionship and communion, the never- failing and precious affection and help of brothers, sisters, and friends- and yet my life seems all a failure when I think what it might have been. – Lady-John-Russell by MacCarthy, Desmond
  2. Bishop Williams began the Communion- office, using as a Collect that for St. Simon and St. Jude's Day. – Report Of Commemorative Services With The Sermons And Addresses At The Seabury Centenary, 1883-1885. by Diocese Of Connecticut
  3. As long, therefore, as they remained in obedient communion with their Church their souls were secure. – Modern Religious Cults and Movements by Gaius Glenn Atkins