Meaning of kiss of peace in English:

kiss of peace

phrase

  • A ceremonial kiss given or exchanged as a sign of unity, especially the act of kissing the consecrated elements during the Christian Eucharist.

    ‘The Pope then beckoned and kissed them all, before then inviting the congregation to exchange the kiss of peace with their neighbours.’
    • ‘In the choir, he received the monks one by one and gave each the kiss of peace.’
    • ‘If judges and similar high officials have to stay apart, neither should the ordained join the people, either when preaching to them or to exchange the kiss of peace.’
    • ‘Before the kiss of peace, Mendenhall encouraged the gathered to ‘hug the work of art that is sitting next to you.’’
    • ‘The bestowal of peace upon the disciples may also echo a feature of the liturgy, the greeting or kiss of peace - a feature of the liturgy from the earliest times.’
    • ‘In addition the Orthodox Liturgy links the kiss of peace with the profession of faith, the Creed.’
    • ‘In the primitive church at Rome and in the Eastern Church, the kiss of peace was offered after the first part of the Mass and before the Eucharistic Prayer.’
    • ‘The Christians in attendance offered those in their particular order a kiss of peace with the words ‘Christ is in our midst.’’
    • ‘For all its traditional trappings, the kiss of peace always seemed more like an experimental hippie-inspired add-on to the Mass, up there with guitars and liturgical ‘dance’.’
    • ‘The East appears to have given up the general kiss of peace still earlier.’