“The significance or effect of this sacrament is fellowship of all the saints. From this it derives its common name synaxis [Greek] or communio [Latin], that is, fellowship. And the Latin communicare [commune or communicate], or as we say in German, zum sacrament gehen [go to the sacrament], means to take part in this fellowship. Hence it is that Christ and all saints are one spiritual body, just as the inhabitants of a city are one community and body, each citizen being a member of the other and of the entire city. All the saints, therefore, are members of Christ and of the church, which is a spiritual and eternal city of God. And whoever is taken into this city is said to be received into the community of saints and to be incorporated into Christ’s spiritual body and made a member of him” (LW 35:50–51).