is a Christian church’s formal expulsion of a baptized member from that religious community. The term is derived the official act of refusing a personDerived from the Latin term persona and the Greek term prosopon. It is a technical term in Christian theology for the concept that the Trinity consist... more to participate in communionis derived from the Latin term communio, which basically means to have in common. Words such as “partaking,” “sharing,” or “fellowship” ar... more of the Lord’s Supper. In the early church bishops often excommunicated other bishops and their communities that disagreed with the first bishopA person holding the ecclesiastical office that exerciseds authority over the laity and priests in a geographical area called a “diocese” where th... more. In the Middle Ages this judgment was reserved to the Pope.