When Can Non-Catholics Receive the Eucharist

Here’s a blog entry that addresses many of the questions Christians (Catholic & non-Catholic alike) have about the “closed communion”, including an explanation of what circumstances make it possible for non-Catholic Christians to, in fact, receive the Eucharist.

Just FYI.

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  • Frank Weathers

    Catholic chaplains serving troops in combat, comes to my mind instantly.

    Semper Fidelis

  • bob

    The best way I can think of to explain “closed communion” is to refer to “closed marriage”. It will come as a surprise to some folks (like Anglicans) that for 2000 years christians have always taught that wedding nights come *after* a wedding. Same idea here; communion comes *after* formally, sacramentally entering *into* commuinon. Same with Orthodox & Catholics. If they understand the marriage example they’ll understand the other. If not, well, you start a good deal earlier in the catechism.

  • Scott W.

    Please. Everyone bookmark, print, or otherwise have this info at your fingertips because it WILL come up in meetings for first communion, weddings, etc.