Thanks for all your input…but I still think you’re missing what I’m asking. I understand there is a “Koinonias” movement in the Catholic Church…That’s great! Anything that brings us closer to Christ while keeping the Catholic Faith is a wonderful thing. I understand, a little, what the definition of Koinonias is. I’m just wondering what this new church is, since it is not Catholic based.
I realize that you are trying to make a point, yet within this context I guess I’m missing it a bit. ** I, too, understand proper Catechism is essential…I can’t find anything in the CCC. That’s why I’m here. **
In my early days of “charismatic”…I explored many churches.
My instinct was to explore … but not to leave The Eucharist, so in my exploration I listened to a baptist preacher who called their meetings “koinonia”.
The Greek seemed to “authenticate”… more than just “fellowship” …but they squelched the Spirit, and slammed catholic, so I kept moving.
Later I learned that to look at “Koinonia” by itself, is much like enjoying one leg …of a four legged chair.
or one wheel of a 4-wheeldrive -vehicle.
If you have access to a Greek dictionary you will find “Koinonia” (Fellowship) in
1 John 1:3, and 9
and offered to us in every Mass.
The CCC opens it up to us in #949, 951, 953, 959… for starters.
“Koinonia” has other synonyms, you can find it as words like ;
Church, Communion, Communion of Sacraments, Communion of charisms, Communion of Love…etc
In reality “Koinonia” is only effective , on the long run , if we are bound to God and God to us in The New Covenant.
and the heart of the New Covenant is in the Eucharistic Liturgy. …(Mt 26:26-29)
If we make our “Main Artery” The Eucharistic Liturgy…we may find it beneficial to learn what other churches teach concerning those “synonyms”
It… will make our “Main Artery” more powerful, especially if we learn to Do Romans 12:1 as we listen to the Eucharistic Prayer the Priest offers.
I realize you already know all this…But I get such an awesome blessing every time I tell it !
The Joy of Christ to you