Communion Law and Legal Definition

Communion is a Christian sacrament in which consecrated bread and wine are consumed as memorials of Christ's death and the Last supper or as symbols of a spiritual union between Christ and communicant or as the body and blood of Christ.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, a Roman Catholic priest denied communion to more than 100 people saying they could not receive the sacrament because they wore rainbow-colored sashes to church to show support for gay Catholics. Archbishop Harry Flynn told the group members earlier that they would not receive communion because the sashes had become a protest against church teaching.