utraquism

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utraquism (plural utraquisms)

  1. (Christianity) The doctrine that the faithful, specifically including laity, should receive Communion under both kinds (sub utraque specie), that is to say, receive both bread and wine during the Eucharist.

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Historically, first proposed during the Bohemian Reformation (aka Hussite Reformation) and associated with Hussitism. At the time, Communion wine was reserved for the clergy only.

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