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To: RonF

I believe that you will find that even the members of the Network are practicing "open communion" which means - to them - any Christan - can come to the alter and recieve the Body and Blood. I visted one such church this past Sunday and was in shock.


8 posted on 10/17/2005 8:38:06 AM PDT by q_an_a
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To: q_an_a
If the qualification to be considered a Christian is to be baptized, then allowing any Christian to come to the altar to partipate in Holy Communion is not at variance with the Canons; or, at least, at variance to the Canon I quoted. I don't know if there are any others that cover the topic. Of course, there's still the issue of being, for want of a better term, "in a state of grace."

It was my understanding that to some, at least, "Open Communion" meant that anybody, Christian or not, could come to the altar for the Eucharist. That would be at variance with the Canons.

9 posted on 10/17/2005 11:17:36 AM PDT by RonF
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