After much discussion and editing, we have finally decided on a name for this great experiment we will undertake in our church parking lot. It will be called The Convivium. The word has Latin origins. It literally means with life and is most usually associated with a feast or banquet.
The Latin Vulgate Translation of the Bible uses the word convivium thirty-three times!
"On this mountain the Lord Almighty will prepare a feast (convivium) of rich food for all peoples, a banquet (convivium)..." Isaiah 25:6a
"All the days of the oppressed are wretched, but the cheerful heart hath a continual feast (convivium)." Proverbs 15:15
"Then Levi held a great banquet (convivium magnum) for Jesus at his house..." Luke 5:29
" But when you give a banquet (convivium), invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind." Luke 14:13