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  Eucharist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The ordinary ministers of Holy Communion are Bishops, Priests and Deacons, the latter traditionally ministering the chalice.
The historical position of the Anglican Communion is found in the Thirty-Nine Articles of 1571, which state "the Bread which we break is a partaking of the Body of Christ"; and likewise that "the Cup of Blessing is a partaking of the Blood of Christ" (Articles of Religion, Article XXVIII: Of the Lord's Supper).
In this case, the consecrated elements are to be delivered quickly, preserving the connection between the communion experienced by the ill person, and the communion of the rest of the congregation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eucharist   (4958 words)

 Communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communion (Christian), the relationship between Christians as individuals or Churches
The Communion of Saints, a doctrine of Christianity mentioned in the Apostles' Creed
Communion (chant), the Gregorian chant that accompanies this rite
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communion   (164 words)

The doctrine of the Church is that Holy Communion is morally necessary for salvation, that is to say, without the graces of this sacrament it would be very difficult to resist grave temptaions and avoid grievous sin.
Communion should be administered to all those who ask it reasonably, excluding, at least until they make sufficient reparation, public sinners and such as lead openly scandalous lives.
Communion may be given in all churches and public, or semi-public, oratories that are not under interdict, and, according to a recent edict of the Congregation of Rites (8 May, 1907), even in domestic oratories at present.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/07402a.htm   (899 words)

 Practices of Faith: Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The communion meal recalls the table fellowship Jesus shared with his disciples, and in particular the Last Supper on the night before his death as well as his appearances to the disciples during meals following his resurrection.
In the early church Communion was served weekly, a practice continued and encouraged by the Protestant Reformers.
"Communion" is one of 11 introductory brochures from "Practices of Faith in United Church of Christ" published by the Worship and Education Ministry Team of Local Church Ministries.
www.ucc.org /worship/communion.htm   (861 words)

The communion of saints is the spiritual solidarity which binds together the faithful on earth, the souls in purgatory, and the saints in heaven in the organic unity of the same mystical body under Christ its head, and in a constant interchange of supernatural offices.
In that communion there is no loss of individuality, yet such an interdependence that the saints are "members one of another" (Romans 12:5), not only sharing the same blessings (1 Corinthians 12:13) and exchanging good offices (ibid., xii, 25) and prayers (Ephesians 6:18), but also partaking of the same corporate life, for "the whole body.
The cause of the perversion by Protestants of the traditional concept of communion of saints is not to be found in the alleged lack of Scriptural and early Christian evidence in favour of that concept; well-informed Protestant writers have long since ceased to press that argument.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04171a.htm   (2656 words)

 Who Can Receive Communion?
To receive Communion worthily, you must be in a state of grace, have made a good confession since your last mortal sin, believe in transubstantiation, observe the Eucharistic fast, and, finally, not be under an ecclesiastical censure such as excommunication.
Communion may be received either in the hand or on the tongue.
Likewise, once the local bishop has introduced Communion in the hand, none may refuse a communicant Communion in the hand (except when Communion is being given by intinction, in which case it must be given on the tongue).
www.catholic.com /library/Who_Can_Receive_Communion.asp   (1954 words)

 Discover the Disciples   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Today, among Disciples congregations, a communion table will be found in the sanctuary located in a prominent place, indicating the importance of the Lord's Supper in their worship.
The time of communion within the Lord's Supper is a weekly occasion to let Christ lift the burden of guilt from our shoulders and to free us by his grace for a more loving existence.
Ministers may not be permitted to share the communion elements with members of some other branches of the church.
www.disciples.org /discover/communion.htm   (2555 words)

 How to Receive Communion: Tradition, Abuses, Symbolism, & Piety   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
She "strongly recommends" the customary reverence from all the faithful before receiving Communion IF you are not kneeling because "kneeling is in itself a sign of adoration".
Communion on the tongue is still the universal practice for the churches of the East, both Catholic and Orthodox.
During the Protestant Revolt, communion in the hand became a way of asserting the priesthood of the laity and a symbol of the denial of the Real Presence; therefore the Catholic Church held firm.
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 Hismethod » Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Communion, in my opinion, has an anointing all on its own with or without music, with or without words.
I am glad to hear you guys are going to take Communion more seriously, I think it is a great part of celebrating God and what He did for us on the cross.
In my old church, communion was observed every week, and we used the little plastic cups with grape juice and broken salada crackers.
www.hismethod.com /blog/?p=490   (730 words)

 The Communion of Worlds
During the Empires era many Communion groups were developing empath AIs and vecs in order to deal with Metasoft and the emerging AI-gods as well as give Communion the backing in the AI sphere they felt it lacked.
The empai development process led to the emergence of higher toposophic AI that could be viewed as the counterpart of the other imperial AI gods, although these held a noticeably closer relation to their subsingularity "family", not unlike the AIs of the Utopia Sphere.
This subtle crisis contributed to the decay of the ComEmp, as the Communion influence began to vane.
www.orionsarm.com /polities/Communion.html   (2185 words)

 UUA About UU - Flower Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The traditional Christian communion service with bread and wine was unacceptable to the members of his congregation because of their strong reaction against the Catholic faith.
The flower communion was brought to the United States in 1940 and introduced to the members of our Cambridge, Massachusetts, church by Dr. Capek's wife, Maja V. Capek.
It was during her tour of the United States that Maja introduced the flower communion, which had been developed in the Prague church, at the Unitarian church in Cambridge.
www.uua.org /aboutuu/flowercommunion.html   (2730 words)

 Holy Communion
The proponents of closed communion feel otherwise, and it is the intent of this essay to outline the basic theological reasons for observing closed communion.
A noted theological scholar once wrote: "Closed communion is made necessary by the fact that not all Christian groups today require strictly Christian standards, that is, some denominations definitely tolerate sub-Christian standards on the part of their members.
If this occurred the communion with the Lord would not be a common one, nor would the various communicants be perfectly joined together, or united in heart and mind that is so sweet to the truly converted.
www.blufftonyg.com /Literature/practices_series/communion.asp   (1914 words)

 Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
communion Both you and her are free to send personal contact information, phone centerpieces.
She is free to communion give you her personal contact information, including phone number at.
expressing her gratitude and in many communion cases an actual photo of her receiving the.
gift-affair.ikimet.be /communion.html   (1219 words)

 New Catholic Dictionary: Communion, Holy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The subject of Holy Communion is every baptized person not barred by law.
Holy Communion may be distributed in any place where Mass may be said and on every day in the year, but on Good Friday only as Viaticum and on Holy Saturday only at the Mass or immediately thereafter.
Communion, as represented in art, is associated witli Saints Ignatius, Stanislaus Kostka, and Charles Borromeo, for their particular devotion thereto.
www.catholic-forum.com /saints/ncd02209.htm   (308 words)

Fourth, communion is not a "reward" for having reached a certain age or joined a certain church.
Communion is for anyone who wants to say "I believe and I belong." It is not limited to those in good standing in some institution of religion.
If they partook in any communion except from their own hands, they were admitting that others beside themselves were saved and had direct access to God.
www.servant.org /p_comm.htm   (1013 words)

 Archdiocese of Denver - Welcome
The minister then responds by doing one of several things: He or she may pat the child's head, or touch the head in a sign of blessing, or mark the child's forehead with a sign of the cross.
As warm and well intentioned as the gesture may be, in the context of the liturgy, the Communion procession really isn't the time for a blessing of children or adults who are unable to receive Communion.
The Communion procession is an opportunity for parents to begin to teach their children about the great gift of the Eucharist.
www.archden.org /archbishop/docs/2_12_03_liturgy_communion.htm   (518 words)

 Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Communion is personal in nature, it not only covers the promises Jesus made to the Body, but it's time to reflect on all those words the Lord has given us, to renew our belief in Him, to set ourselves in order so we can be used of the Lord.
Communion is a different story, like a sacrifice cut open, we lay ourselves before the Lord allowing the examination by the Spirit in us to take place.
Communion is the place where we put away the natural, to engage in the spiritual.
www.sozoministries.org /Communion.htm   (8176 words)

 Holy Communion
Just as during the Conception the Holy Spirit descended to the womb of the Virgin Mary and made of her flesh the body of Jesus, so the same Spirit descends upon the bread and wine on the altar and transforms them into the Body and Blood of Jesus.
Communion can be likened to the partaking of the fruits of the Tree of Life, planted by God in the garden of Eden.
Communion is not a matter of worthiness but of God's mercy.
www.fatheralexander.org /booklets/english/commun1.htm   (5793 words)

 Gluten-Free Communion and the Staff of Life
If I attend communion during the week, usually the paten is not placed at the back of the church, so I then find the priest before the service and give her my "wafer" so it will be with the others.
Holy Communion is to be given under the form of bread alone or under both kinds in accord with the norm of the liturgical laws or even under the form of wine alone in case of necessity.
So she was able to have communion for the first time in four years, with a minimum of fuss.
www.enabling.org /ia/celiac/communion.html   (5466 words)

 Welcome to The Anglican Communion Institute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The General Convention of the Episcopal Church U.S.A. meeting in Columbus Ohio in June of 2006 constitutes a watershed in its history and in the history of the Anglican Communion.
The proliferation of alternative oversight arrangements in the United States (and Canada; and now in South America) indicates that the level of discontent and disarray within the ECUSA and the Communion is high.
Kings and Bridger wondered if “deleting” references to communion with the See of Canterbury was a helpful or even faithful step to take in the context of the Windsor Report’s emphatic delineation of communion interdependence in terms of the four “Instruments of Unity”, of which Canterbury is a central piece.
www.anglicancommunioninstitute.org   (1498 words)

 Anglicans Online | Churches not 'in the Communion'
It is entirely possible for a church to be in full communion with the Anglican Church without being in the Anglican Communion.
A constituent member of the world-wide Orthodox Anglican Communion, the Episcopal Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of America (the Episcopal Orthodox Church) was established in 1963 as a Western-rite Orthodox Province of the Holy Catholic Church.
'The Orthodox Anglican Communion is a world wide fellowship of national churches (with Apostolic Succession derived through and shared with the Anglican Communion, the Old Catholic Union of Utrecht, and the Orthodox Church) committed to this Biblical world view; it is represented in the United States of America by the Episcopal Orthodox Church.
anglicansonline.org /communion/nic.html   (5173 words)

 The Communion Label Home Page
The Communion Label is pleased to present another special chapter from the ever-changing ensemble known as The Tower Recordings.
The rumors about why the next full-length album by the Communion label recording artists Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 is taking so damn long to make it the racks of your store, none of them worth repeating, have evolved with the tenacity of mutant strains of flesh-eating bacteria.
The Communion label was forced to abandon its covert information harvesting efforts when the emails devolved into anagram trading made from the names of their TV stars (whose status as real people or figments of the band's imagination we're still not even sure about).
www.midheaven.com /communion   (2405 words)

 Catholic Communion - Bulletin Insert from Modern Liturgy 12/96 - 1/97   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Those baptized in other communions who make a profession of faith with us may be received into the full communion of the Catholic Church.
If they do not have regular access to their own minister, ask for Catholic communion on their own and express a Catholic faith in the Eucharist, they may obtain permission to receive communion.
Theologians debate the possibilities for full communion while ordinary families find themselves separated by what often appears to them as small differences in their beliefs.
www.rpinet.com /ml/2310bi2.html   (323 words)

 The Anglican Communion Official Website
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has set out his thinking on the future of the Anglican Communion in the wake of the deliberations in the United States on the Windsor Report and the Anglican Communion at the 75th General Convention of The Episcopal Church (USA).
Tony Blair announced last night that he has decided to convene a panel of world leaders from all sectors to ensure that aid and debt relief promises to Africa are being kept.
Archbishop's statement at the conclusion of deliberations on the Windsor Report and the Anglican Communion at the ECUSA 75th General Convention
www.anglicancommunion.org   (486 words)

 Beyond Communion | Whitley Strieber Interview Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Beyond Communion: An unofficial archive of interviews with Whitley Strieber, author of Communion.
Whitley Strieber began his writing career with The Wolfen and The Hunger, highly respected novels for which he earned renown as one of the best of the “new wave” of horror writers.
He is perhaps best known for the third phase of his career, which began with Communion, an autobiographical account of his experiences with strange alien “visitors” who came to his cabin in the New York countryside.
www.beyondcommunion.com   (308 words)

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