One of two sacraments for Lutherans, the other being Baptism. In Holy Communion, also called the Eucharist, Lutherans recall the saving acts of God through Word, bread and wine, and are connected with Christ and with Christians of all times and places. In this sacrament we are fed with the Body and Blood of Christ.
Eucharist comes from the Greek word for “thanksgiving” and is also known as Holy Communion or the Lord’s Supper. “The Eucharist” is also used as the name for the liturgical celebration of this sacrament.