The humbling experience of being an EMHC

After the recent decision in Phoenix, cutting back on distributing the Precious Blood at communion, there’s been a lot of discussion about whether Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHCs) are really all that necessary or helpful. My neighbor in Patheosian bloggery, the great Max Lindenman, has some thoughts: Serving as an EM, like manning a [Read More…]

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"Are deacons just glorified EMHCs?"

Somebody actually posed that question to Fr. Z. The good padre  — who was last heard from tackling the subject of deacons and the collar — offers an answer and some history. Snip: Sadly, many permanent deacons I have known in times past were little more than glorified EMHC’s (Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion) because [Read More…]

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