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  Communion And Christian Character
Christian ethics is thus something very different from a new and stringent code on top of the Old Testament Law.…The essence of the new life is not law but grace.
Christian ethics is thus something very different from a new and stringent code on top of the Old Testament Law.… The essence of the new life is not law but grace.
Christian truth is that perception of reality which comes to us in a personal relationship with a personal God in the person of Jesus Christ through the personal presence of the Holy Spirit in the fellowship of the Church.
www.myronjtaylor.net /ComCC.htm   (5454 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   (2618 words)

 Catholic Communion - True Communion between the Saints
The interruption of communion among the professed followers of Christ, is confessedly an evil; but it should be recollected that it- has its origin, in a previously existing evil, that is, the want of union in adherence to the- truth.
Wherever, in the providence of God, two Christians meet, they may, provided there is a general agreement in their views of divine truth, hold Christian com­munion in religious conference, in reading the word qf God, in prayer, and in praise, and such like religious exercises.
When an individual desires to be received into the communion of the church, she presents to him her creed, to ascertain whether he is agreed to walk with her in adherence to the truth as it is in Jesus.
www.apuritansmind.com /WCF/PresslyJohnCatholicCommunion.htm   (5707 words)

 What is Christian Worship?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
However Christian experience is that our relationships with other people must be put into the context of a relationship with God, or those relationships will start to become unbalanced.
Intercession is particularly important to Christian life, because it is one of the key elements in the pattern of "exchange" that I referred to in a previous article.
In communion we truly eat his body and drink his blood, but this is a spiritual matter mediated by the Holy Spirit.
geneva.rutgers.edu /src/christianity/worship.html   (1330 words)

 Who Can Take Communion in Christian Denominations--Intercommunion church bread wine Eucharist Real Presence allow -- ...
Communion is open to members of a church that has entered into an "altar and pulpit fellowship" with the Missouri Synod.
Communion is available to members of the Assyrian Church of the East, the Orthodox Churches, and the Polish National Church.
The UCC is in communion with the Disciples of Christ, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), and the Reformed Church in America, and has ecumenical partnerships with several denominations, including the Methodist, Anglican and Baptist churches.
www.beliefnet.com /features/intercommunion/index.html   (767 words)

 Close Communion
Terms of Christian communion should embrace nothing but what is divine truth, and reject nothing for which the Church hath faithfully contended.
This is the theory that the Church may extend communion for a limited time, or in certain circumstances, to members of other denominations who are away from their own churches and providentially present at communion season.
They may not agree with her profession, or desire to become members, but they desire the privileges of communion; or they may claim to agree with her profession, but, owing to family relationships, or absence from her bounds, they are not in her fellowship, nor do they intend to be, but they wish to commune.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /close_communion.htm   (2444 words)

 Should communion be open or closed?
All those who are true believers in God through personal faith in Jesus Christ, His Son, are worthy to partake of the Lord's Supper by virtue of the fact they have accepted the death of Christ as payment for their sins (see also Ephesians 1:6-7).
The practice of "closed" communion to church members only seems to attempt to satisfy a desire to make sure someone doesn't partake in an "unworthy" manner, which they assume means they need to a true Christian.
If a believer is irreverent in their attitude toward communion because of prejudice or appetite, they should voluntarily refuse to partake, or, in some extreme cases, should be counseled by church leadership not to partake.
www.gotquestions.org /communion-open-closed.html   (396 words)

Communion and Christian Character—An article on the ethical dimension of The Supper and a series of Communion Meditations on "The Fruit of The Spirit" in Galatians 5:22-26.
More and more Christians around the world in the various expressions of the Church–the people of God–are coming to realize that the weekly celebration of the Eucharist is in keeping with its significance in the Scriptures and is desirable for the development of the spiritual commitment necessary for Christian life today.
I love the spiritual dignity and the reverence of the atmosphere which surrounds the celebration to the Christian who believes in Christ as the Son of God and who accepts the cross as the means of one's personal salvation, the communion service is meaningful beyond all words to describe it.
www.myronjtaylor.net /communion.htm   (5712 words)

 What are Christian Communion Services?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Communion is more than a life audit: here we seek communion with our God.
During the second half of the church worship the minister and two elders walk down to the communion table where the glasses, and bread have been already laid out.
That is after all what Communion is all about.
home.clara.net /gwsmith/worship/communion/meaning.htm   (317 words)

 Communion (Christian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christianity, the basic meaning of the term communion is an especially close relationship of Christians, as individuals or as a Church, with God and with other Christians.
However, the term "full communion" is frequently used in a broader sense, to refer instead to a relationship between Christian Churches that are not united, but have only entered into an arrangement whereby members of each Church have certain rights within the other.
The communion of saints is the relationship that, according to the belief of Christians, exists between them as people made holy by their link with Christ.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communion_(Christian)   (702 words)

 Christian Communion Cup
Communion is observed on a regular basis in nearly all Christian Churches; some more often than others, and using various kinds of bread, crackers, wafers, and juice or wine.
The importance and solemnity of the Communion Cup may be gathered from 1Cor11:30 -- "for this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep".
Christians understand that "absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord".
www.cswnet.com /~duxrow/Communion.htm   (1159 words)

 Christian Steps - Communion/Eucharist   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Communion (also called Eucharist in some circles), is the New Testament version of the Old Testament passover meal.
We need to listen to the voice of God, so that it might search our soul, and convict us of any wrongdoing, and then we are to enter into His presence, and see His glory, so that what is in us might flee away.
Because of it, many amongst the Corinths had partaken of the body and blood of our Lord in an unworthy manner (be it because there was sin in their heart, or they looked at the celebration as just another meal), they were sick, weak, or dead.
www.christiansteps.com /doctrine/communion.html   (703 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)

 Anglican Communion News Service
Christian communion in its genuine sense is always communion with Christ.
This is the reality in the Lutheran communion, and the LWF does not on this ground question the legitimacy of the church leadership in member churches.
As far as our relations as communions are concerned, I am pleased to mention that the Secretariats of the Anglican Consultative Council and of the Lutheran World Federation have agreed to initiate joint staff meetings once or twice a year from now on to discuss relevant issues pertaining to our global relations.
www.anglicancommunion.org /acns/acnsarchive/acns2325/acns2342.html   (1243 words)

 Communion - Is it wrong for a non believer to accept communion?
Communion is offered to the wedding party and anyone who wants to come up and accept it.
While I don't believe that accepting communion will do any further harm to my imaginary eternal soul, in most cases it would be inappropriate to partake in a religious celebration clearly intended only for believers in that religion.
I believe that the Communion, from what the Christian scriptures teach is intended only for believers.
debatingchristianity.com /forum/viewtopic.php?p=82292   (1101 words)

 Communion With False Brethren?
It is sad that we have learned to justify eating and drinking the bread and wine of Christian communion, without pursuing the complete communion, the oneness in Christ, that communion represents.
It is individual Christians, not groups, that are referred to as "members of the Body" in these passages.
Christians are also "in the world, but they are not "of the world" (John17:11,16), so are also rightly represented as being in the same field, "the world," with the tares.
www.christianreunion.org /commun01.htm   (1985 words)

 Communion - BibleForums Christian Message Board and Forums
I take communion (is that spelled right) every sunday at church but there is still a lack of understanding.
These verses seem to indicate that communion was instituted to preserve the memory of our Lord’s awesome sacrifice, which makes sense because it has worked very well for that purpose for the last couple of thousand years.
Communion (The Body and blood of Christ) and its significance.
www.bibleforums.org /forum/showthread.php?p=1061621#post1061621   (839 words)

 Clueless Christian » Twins, Communion, Civil and Sacramental Marriage and the Theology of the Body   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
However it is not God’s purpose for mankind that marital communion be confined to being “brother and sister” (with or without the assistance of “aprons”).
Christian marriages are meant to be generative, not merely supportive.
In their Christian fecundity, they create the tapestry upon which the rest of us “broken threads” and indeed all mankind, may intertwine and may be brought into communion.
cluelesschristian.classicalanglican.net /?p=63   (3181 words)

 Of Christian Communion, by John Kettlewell (1693)
Of the communion of good Christians, or with whom they are to join in divine offices under a schism.
When church divisions are made for opposite ways of worship and tenets, men will unite with such as are of their own mind, and hold communion with those, who are for the same way of necessary worship and tenets with themselves.
Although their nulling the ministerial acts of schismatics, seems to be only in the way of asserting discipline and canons, by denying communion to them in their churches; not that they thought them null in themselves.
anglicanhistory.org /nonjurors/kettlewell/communion   (2485 words)

 A Case for Covenant (Closed) Communion
One of the most difficult questions surrounding Communion is "Who should be allowed to partake of the Lord’s Supper?" Actually, we think this question should be rephrased.
Obviously, this group must be comprised of Christians; for the Supper is a Christian ordinance instituted by Christ Himself.
It is this group of people who show forth their communion with one another even as they commune with Christ around his table.
www.providenceolathe.org /communion.html   (3200 words)

 Communion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Communion (Christian), the relationship between Christians as individuals or Churches
The Communion rite, that part of the Eucharistic rite in which the consecrated bread and wine are distributed to participants
Communion (chant), the Gregorian chant that accompanies this rite
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Communion   (172 words)

 Welcome to The Anglican Communion Institute
It must be pointed out that this appeal was originally to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and thereby to the Primates of the Communion, and not to the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, she herself symbolizing the very problems necessitating such alternative arrangements.
Theological resources for Anglican ‘communion’ issues Three documents produced at the recent meeting of the Inter-Anglican Doctrinal and Theological Commission (ACNS 4189, 15 September, 2006) have been commended by the Archbishop of Canterbury for study throughout the Anglican Communion.
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.
anglicancommunioninstitute.org   (2510 words)

 Communion, Continued - Christian History
One piece of the sanctified bread is put into the chalice together with a cup of hot water which symbolizes the living character of the Risen Christ whose body and soul are reunited and filled with the Holy Spirit in the glorified life of the Kingdom of God.
Holy Communion is never taken from any "reserve." As we have mentioned, all who are members of the Church through the sacraments of baptism and chrismation, including small children and infants, may partake of Holy Communion..
At the end of the service, the bread from which the Lamb and the other commemorative were cut - the bread which is leftover - is distributed among the people as they are leaving the church - usually coming forward to venerate a cross being held by the priest at the front of the church.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/newsletter/2001/aug10a.html   (1913 words)

 Calvin Institute of Christian Worship - Rejoicing at the Lord's Supper
But as precious as our own communion tradition may be, we can experience the sacrament more deeply by considering how other Christians understand and celebrate it.
When Christians remind each other that Jesus' body was broken for us, that his blood was poured out for a complete remission of all our sins, something special happens.
Communion's multi-layered time frame dawned on Martha Moore-Keish during her first year of seminary.
www.calvin.edu /worship/stories/communion.php   (2692 words)

 boys communion suit first solemn confirmation
Communion in the Christian is an ecclesiastical term signifying the relationship to each other, involving mutual cliaims and duties, in which those persons stand who are united by unifomity of belief into one religious body or belief.
The most important symbol of the realization of communion is the act of partaking of the Lord's Supper, a rite itself known as Communion.
For all Christian churches, communion or the Eucraist is at the center of religious belief.
histclo.com /act/rel/event/communion.html   (607 words)

 UUA: About UU: The Flower Communion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
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   (2729 words)

 Divided by Communion - Christian History
By the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries, when Hussites agitated for Communion in both kinds, the Catholic church was entrenched in its insistence on bread alone.
After Communion, sometimes members of the congregation are allowed to take some of the bread and wine, a practice that would be forbidden in Catholic churches and frowned upon in most Protestant churches as well.
The question of whether a person can share Communion with someone from a church not "in communion" with his or her own continues to cause unrest in places such as Northern Ireland.
www.christianitytoday.com /history/newsletter/2001/aug10.html   (1143 words)

 Broome Christian Fellowship - Broome WA"It's a Pearler of a Church"
We at BCF (Broome Christian Fellowship) believe that God wants our lives to be full of His joy, full of His love and full of His power as we live out the destiny He has for us.
Our prayer for you is that God’s Holy Spirit will inspire and excite you as you read through this website and discover what God is doing through our church and we pray that He will direct you as you contemplate how you can be involved in living out this amazing vision.
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www.broomechristianfellowship.com   (212 words)

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