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Communion of saints

Communion of saints is a belief which is professed in the Apostles' Creed affirming the unity of the faithful, both the living and the dead, in union with Jesus Christ and with each other. The Latin communio sanctorum could also mean "communion of holy things," especially sharing in the sacraments. A.G.H.


Bowker, John, The Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, New York, Oxford University Press, 1997, p. 229