Thursday, April 24, 2014

On Holy Communion, The Purifying Treasure

February 7, 2012 by  
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Collected by St. Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain “With the fear of God, faith and love draw near.” We shall prove from scriptural and patristic witnesses that it is necessary for the faithful and Orthodox Christians to receive the Body and Blood of our Lord frequently throughout our lives, so long as there is no objection from our spiritual father, and that frequent Communion produces great benefits for the soul and body; while delaying this, on the contrary, produces many harmful and destructive  [Read more...]

The Struggle For (True) Communion

May 9, 2011 by  
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by Fr. Stephen Freeman For many Protestants (and some others) whose Church experience has largely been shaped in the past few decades, one of the most disconcerting aspects of a first visit to an Orthodox Church is the fact that not everybody, not all Baptized Christians, are permitted to receive communion. Indeed, communion is restricted to Orthodox Christians who have made preparation to receive (that’s another topic). For some, this is a surprise, for others, not, and for still some few, this is  [Read more...]

Catholic Cerebral Palsy Child Denied Communion

April 28, 2011 by  
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People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.” And he took the children in his arms, placed  [Read more...]