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Sacrament: Similar to the Protestant version of communion, or the Lord’s Supper. Performed weekly in LDS services, with bread and water serving as elements. According to the Church Handbook of Instructions, “Church members meet on the Sabbath to worship God and partake of the sacrament (see D&C 20:75; 59:9).

Sacrament Promises That Will Always Be Broken

Water Sacrament

By Bill McKeever

Each week millions of faithful members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints partake in what they call the sacrament service. Though similar to the Christian tradition of communion in that members are asked to reflect on the life of Christ and His sacrifice, the sacrament meeting does have some distinct differences. For one, despite an April 1830 command in Doctrine and Covenants 20:75 “that the church meet together often to partake of bread and wine in the remembrance of the Lord,” Mormons partake of bread and water, not wine or grape juice.