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What should you do before communion?
A person who is to receive the Most Holy Eucharist is to abstain for at least one hour before holy communion from any food and drink, except for only water and medicine.
What to say before taking the Lord’s Supper?
Jesus said – “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. Whoever eats this bread will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.”
What do you eat and drink for communion?
The elements of the Eucharist, sacramental bread (leavened or unleavened) and sacramental wine (or non-alcoholic grape juice), are consecrated on an altar or a communion table and consumed thereafter.
Who can prepare Holy Communion?
Only a validly ordained priest can validly consecrate the Eucharist. As stated in Canon Law, “The ordinary minister of holy communion is a bishop, presbyter, or deacon.” and “The extraordinary minister of holy communion is an acolyte or another member of the Christian faithful designated according to the norm of ⇒ can.
What do pastors say before Communion?
Here is the reason why ministers of Communion are instructed to say, “The Body of Christ,” and not “This is Jesus,” or “Receive the Body of Christ.” This brief and humble acclamation invites all the faithful to recognize the Body of Christ in the consecrated bread and in the People of God receiving Communion!
What do you do when you take communion?
At Communion, you may receive the Body and the Blood of Christ. The priest will either place the host on your tongue or in your hands, then another priest (or Extraordinary Minister of the Eucharist) will offer the chalice containing the Blood of Christ, from which you may take a small sip.
What do you do during communion?
1 What to Say The priest says, “the blood of Christ” and then hands the chalice to the recipient. The response is “Amen”; the communicant takes the chalice reverently, sips some wine and hands the chalice back to the priest.
Can I use orange juice for communion?
It’s grace for you to have orange juice instead of the wine or grape juice. It’s grace for you to have fruit punch or water. You work with what you have in that moment, and you consecrate it onto God.”
Can I use water for communion?
And since “it mattereth not” what we drink for the sacrament, Church leaders have asked us to use water, which is inexpensive and universally available. No matter what is used for the sacrament, we should focus our thoughts on the Savior and our commitment to follow Him.