Noun: intinction in'tingkshun
- A method or practice of the administration of the sacrament by dipping the bread or wafer in the wine and administering both together
- The act of tingeing or dyeing
Derived forms: intinctions
- Some parishes use intinction, the dipping of the host into the chalice.
- Today most mainline Presbyterian churches administer Communion by passing the elements or by intinction.
- The bread may be consumed before drinking the wine from the chalice or may be dipped into the wine prior to consuming ( intinction ).
- In the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church Communion is administered under the form of wine either by the communicant drinking directly from the chalice or by intinction.
- The most common alternative to intinction is for the communicants to receive the consecrated juice using small, individual, specially made glass or plastic cups known as communion cups.