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The sacrament, rather than an accident veiling an inward substance or, as for Luther, a consubstantial manifestation of the hypostatic union, is instead an Augustinian seal ratifying a sacramental reality solely in the heart or soul of the communicant.
21) is filled here with sin's poison, which displaces the divine blood that in turn becomes that of the communicant, who, presumably, was filled hitherto with the sin now coursing through his saviour's veins.
The chalice should not be ministered to lay members of Christ's faithful where there is such a large number of communicants that it is difficult to gauge the amount of wine for the Eucharist and there is a danger that "more than a reasonable quantity of the Blood of Christ remains to be consumed at the end of the celebration" (Par.
In the practice of intinction (receiving Communion under both species by dipping a host into the Precious Blood, "the communicants are not permitted to intinct the host themselves nor to receive the intincted host in the hand.
During the days, weeks, and months leading up to Emily's First Communion, I doubted that my youngest child would walk away with anything more than the feeling that she had been part of a photo shoot for a major magazine and an underprivileged communicant whose event was shattered by her mother's lack of attention to glitz and glamour.
For the average communicant it would seem that the risk of drinking from the common cup is probably less than the risk of airborne infection in using a common building.
IN2000 clarifies that communicants are never to receive the sacrament from one another, but only from the priest or another eucharistic minister.
clarifying that communicants are never to receive the sacrament from one another, but only from a priest or eucharistic minister;
Monks and clerks began to bake them in two sizes, the larger one for the priest and the smaller one for the lay communicants.
For example, a body with 10,000 communicants could grow five-fold and be unknown to the average American.
Finally I dropped a note to the editors of the Yearbook suggesting they investigate whether this body even existed and, if so, whether it enrolled this many communicants.
Destined to be a theologian type, I grasped the basic concept, and so I was not afraid, as were some of my fellow first communicants, of hurting Jesus by chewing or swallowing him.