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What does "AGAPE" mean?

Definitions of Agape on the Web:

  • A state of unconditional love for everything. This is considered the ultimate goal of all sentient evolution. (Usually pronounced ah-guh-pay.)


  • A Greek word for love that is found frequently in the Christian Scriptures (New Testament) in noun form as "agape" and in verb form as "agapao." 1 It is different from erotic love. It is supposed to be the characteristic attitude of Christians toward one another, (John 13:34), and toward all humanity, 1 Thessalonians. 3:12; 1 Corinthians 16:14; 2 Peter 1:7.


  • Unconditional love. A love that stems from the ability of the initiate to see the divine spark in all life.


  • (1) Love, but in the holy, rather than erotic, sense. (2) The community meal originating in early church in association with the Eucharist. (3) Specifically, in modern usage, the meal sometimes offered after the Maunday Thursday Eucharist.


  • in a funerary context, a love feast shared with the deceased; in Christian rites, often associated with the celebration of the Eucharist


  • (Gr.: Love). Feast of love; the common meal of fellowship eaten in gatherings of the early Christians (1 Cor. 11:20 34). Agape is also the name of the Easter Vespers Service held in the early afternoon on Easter day. The faithful express their brotherly love and exchange the kiss of love honoring the resurrected Christ.


  • This is the New Testament Greek word for love - unconditional love, Divine love. It also became the name for the common meal which early Christians shared - The Love Feast.


  • One of the Greek words for ‘love’ used in Scripture to distinguish its character from ‘eros’ which has more sensual associations. The word was used extensively in early Christian writings to express the love of God or Christ or the love of Christians for one another and was translated in Latin to ‘caritas’ and ‘charity’ in English. The term is also applied to the common religious meal which was in use in the early Church in close relation to the Eucharist.


  • (Christian theology) the love of God or Christ for mankind
  • selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications (especially love that is spiritual in nature)
  • a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship
  • agape(p): with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape"


  • * Agapē (in Greek written αγάπη; pronounced "ah-GAH-peh" or "AH-gah-peh") is the Greek word for divine, unconditional, self-sacrificing love. Greek philosophers at the time of Plato used it in a way that suggested a universal, as opposed a personal, love; this could mean love of truth, or love of humanity. ...



1 Thessalonians 3:12; 1 Thessalonians 3:13 (King James Version) Click below:


1 Thessalonians 3:12

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 12And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:,13&version=9;


1 Thessalonians 3:13

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 13To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.