What does the word eucharist mean?

Usage examples for eucharist

  1. It was not until about the close of the fourth century that the word " mass" began to signify the celebration of the eucharist. – A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 7 (of 10) From "The Works of Voltaire - A Contemporary Version" by François-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire) Commentator: John Morley Tobias Smollett H.G. Leigh
  2. I have been exhibiting the institution of the most blessed Eucharist, and the planting of it throughout the Church in the three centuries which ended with the Nicene Council. – Church and State as Seen in the Formation of Christendom by T. W. Allies
  3. And in Christendom in Dublin, he says: " The word Eucharist is but a verbal symbol, we might say a vague verbal mask, for something so tremendous that the assertion and the denial of it have alike seemed a blasphemy; a blasphemy that has shaken the world with the earthquake of two thousand years." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton by Maisie Ward