How to use Agape in a sentence
Jessi's mouth was agape at the erotic poses Laurencio called for them to do.
Baptism and the agape took their rise in Palestine, and in their origin certainly owed little or nothing to outside influences.
Betty looked up, mouth agape.
The early Christian agape admitted of adaptation to the older funeral and sacrificial feasts, and was so adapted.
Her mouth was agape again, as it had been when he told her he was expelled.Advertisement
We sat there, mouths agape.
In the old Egyptian church order, known as the Canons of Hippolytus, there are numerous directions for the service of the agape, held on Sundays, saints' days or at commemorations of the dead.
The Eucharist formed part of an agape or love feast until the end of the 2nd century, and in parts of Christendom continued to be so much later.
In his capacity as head of the church, " and president of the Christian agape," as St Ignatius of Antioch would have said, the pope was considered to be the supreme president and moderator of the oecumenical assemblies.
In the age of Chrysostom and Augustine the agape was frequent.Advertisement
The red matter proves to be the remains of wine, not of blood; and the conclusion of the ablest archaeologists is that the vessels were placed where they are found, after the eucharistic celebration or agape on 'the day of the funeral or its anniversary, and contained remains of the consecrated elements as a kind of religious charm.
The custom which most resembles the eucharist and agape was that known as charistia described by Valerius Maximus ii.
Edith Shipton looked up in shock, mouth agape.
Claire stood there, mouth agape.
In Armenia the Greek word agape has been used ever since the 4th century to indicate these sacrificial meals, which either began or ended with a eucharistic celebration.Advertisement
It is clear that at an earlier date the agape preceded the eucharist.
Most everyone else on the planet will probably just stare, mouth agape, at what they are seeing.
Now, for some space the revelers stood agape, unable to understand all that had been done in such haste.
Then - like a giant leviathan, its mottled white mouth agape, wide enough to swallow me whole - the shark appeared.
These hetairiae or clubs were forbidden (except in cities formally allied to Rome) by Trajan and other emperors, as being likely to be centres of disaffection; and on this ground Pliny forbade the agape of the Bithynian churches, Christianity not being a lawful religion licensed for such gatherings.Advertisement
Serapion of Thmuis in Egypt, a younger contemporary of Athanasius, in his Eucharistic prayers combines the language of the Didache with a high sacramentalism alien to that document which now only survived in the form of a grace used at table in the nunneries of Alexandria (see Agape).
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With that, Jackson left the room, locking the door behind him while Connor stared after him, mouth agape.
That catechumens could not participate in the agape or love-feast (of which in this epoch the Eucharist was merely an episode) does not give to those feasts the character of a Greek mystery.Advertisement
But when the Agape on one side and paganism on the other receded into a dim past, owing to the enhanced sacrosanctity of the Eucharist and because of the severe edicts of the emperor Theodosius and his successors, the psychological background fell away, and the Eucharist was left isolated and hanging in the air.
In all parts the Christians assembled on the anniversary of the martyrs' death at their graves, to celebrate the Agape and the Eucharist at this spot.
The earliest Armenian rituals contain ample services for the conduct of an agape or love feast held in the church off sacrificial meat.
With regard to its habits, all that need be said here is that while Amphioxus is an expert swimmer when occasion requires, yet it spends most of its time burrowing in the sand, in which, when at rest, it lies buried with head protruding and mouth wide agape.
She watched him, mouth agape at the muscles outlined in his back and the tight ass.Advertisement
When the shells are thus exposed and slightly agape, the stabbing method of opening the shell is more successful.
In the east Syrian, the Armenian and the Georgian churches, respectively Nestorian, Monophysite and Greek Orthodox in their tenets, the agape was from the first a survival, under Christian and Jewish forms, of the old sacrificial systems of a pre-Christian age.
The association in the synoptics of the earliest eucharist with the paschal sacrifice provided a model, and long after the eucharist was separated with the agape on other days of the year, we still find celebrated on the evening of Maundy Thursday the sacrifice of the [[Paschal (disambiguation)|paschal ]], immediately followed by an eucharist.
The sacred feasts of the Essenes and Therapeutae in particular, as described by Josephus and Philo, closely resembled the Eucharistic agape.
Toby's mouth was agape, Katie's face blanching.Advertisement
It may represent the agape or Lord's Supper as a whole, of which the one loaf and cup formed an episode.
He introduced in his church the primitive custom of the "osculum pacis" and the "agape" celebrated as a common meal with broth.