communion of saints
- The classic belief affirmed in the creeds that faithful Christians who have died still enjoy a relationship with believers on earth; the germ of the idea is in Col. 1:12, and the puzzling reference in 1 Cor. 15:29 to the practice of being baptized on behalf of the dead presupposes some sort of continuing relationship. Requests for the prayers of the saints are first met in the 3rd cent. in the Roman catacombs.
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Communion of Saints — • The doctrine expressed in the second clause of the ninth article in the received text of the Apostles Creed: I believe... the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Communion of Saints … Catholic encyclopedia
Communion Des Saints — La communion des saints désigne dans le christianisme en tout cas au moins dans ses branches catholique et orthodoxe l union de l ensemble des fidèles vivants et morts unis, par leur appartenance au Christ, dans une sorte de solidarité à travers… … Wikipédia en Français
Communion des saints — ● Communion des saints communauté de foi de tous les membres de l Église, ne formant qu un seul corps, celui du Christ ; participation des fidèles au corps eucharistique … Encyclopédie Universelle
Communion of Saints — Revelation 5:8 presents the saints in heaven as linked by prayer with their fellow Christians on earth. The communion of saints (in Latin, communio sanctorum), when referred to persons, is the spiritual union of the members of the Christian… … Wikipedia
Communion des saints — La communion des saints désigne dans le christianisme en tout cas au moins dans ses branches catholique et orthodoxe l union de l ensemble des fidèles vivants et morts unis, par leur appartenance au Christ, dans une sorte de solidarité à travers… … Wikipédia en Français
Communion of Saints — An article of the Creed by which is meant the fellowship with, or union in Christ of all who are one with Him whether they are among the living in the Church on earth or the departed in Paradise. The Communion of Saints is specially realized… … American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia
Communion of Saints — Mentioned in the ninth article of the Apostles Creed. It has been interpreted in several senses: 1. The spiritual union existing between each Christian and Christ, and so between each and every Christian, either those in the Paradise (the Church… … Dictionary of church terms
communion of saints — the spiritual fellowship existing among all faithful Christians, both living and dead. * * * … Universalium
COMMUNION OF SAINTS — the CHRISTIAN BELIEF that all Christians living or dead share a common community and will eventually be united in the KINGDOM OF GOD. In the meantime, the deceased look on and intercede for the living as well as being MYSTICALLY present in the … Concise dictionary of Religion
communion of saints — noun a fellowship between Christians living and dead … English new terms dictionary