This book is all about how to constantly nourish brotherly affection and the oneness of heart in community life. It will surely help the religious to renew and deepen fraternal communion in their communities.
All the large churches in the world agree on this: communion is the highest expression of the church unity. Yet it is exactly the act of communion that historically has given rise to vehement controversies among the churches. This new book not only explores the meaning of holy communion but also marks a turning point on the way to common understanding. Welker gives a clear explanation of holy communion based on the biblical tradition and evaluates the ecumenical discourse on communion of the past thirty years. In the process he answers such often posed questions as "What do we mean when we say that Christ is present in communion?" "How are Christ's body and blood connected with bread and wine?" "What is the difference between the Christian Supper and the Jewish Passover meal?" and "Are children allowed to share in communion?"
Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest. This development began in the Roman Catholic Church with the Vatican 'Directory on Sunday Worship in the absence of a priest' in 1988. The Methodist Church produced a service of Extended Communion in 1999, and the Church of England authorized 'Public Worship with Communion by Extension' in 2001. In this book Phillip Tovey examines these churches to discover the reasons for the production of these services and their theological rationale. An in-depth examination of case studies draws conclusions highly relevant to the wider church.
Is it ever appropriate for non-Catholic Christians to receive Holy Communion at a Catholic Mass? What should a pastor do to preserve the holiness and the purpose of Communion? What happens when a non-Catholic receives Holy Communion? How should a Catholic pastor respond to non-Catholics who wish to have communion without conveying harshness, scrupulosity, legalism, or rudeness? Intended to help Christians recognize the present provisional norms and to see new possibilities in eucharistic sharing, Communion with Non-Catholic Christiansexamines the risks, challenges, and opportunities involved in the admission of communion to non-Catholic Christians. Communion with Non-Catholic Christiansbegins by defining eucharistic sharing. It assists Catholics and non-Catholics in understanding the present discipline of eucharistic sharing or receiving Holy Communion outside of one's own church. Secondly, it looks at what caution should be taken in eucharistic sharing, the values at stake, and the reasons for more open eucharistic sharing for Christian unity. Finally, it looks at the opportunities in eucharistic sharing and the possibility of full communion. By focusing on liturgical law and pastoral practices, this book moves the discussion of the admission of communion forward to new possibilities for growth in communion. Chapters are: "What is Eucharistic Sharing?" "Risks, or Some Reasons for Caution in Eucharistic Sharing," "Challenges, or Some Reasons for a More Open Eucharistic Sharing," and "Opportunities, or Sharing the Eucharist in Hope for Full Communion."
The Official Report of the 13th Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, Nottingham 2005
Pubpsher: Church Publishing, Inc.
This official report of the thirteenth meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council, held in June 2005 in Nottingham, England, includes texts of the Archbishop of Canterbury's presidential address, the daily record of the Council's proceedings, reports from throughout the Anglican Communion, and presentations by the Episcopal Church USA and the Anglican Church of Canada providing a theological rationale for their consent to the election of a bishop living in a same-gender relationship, and the blessing of same-gender relationships, respectively. It includes: Texts of Archbishop Rowan Williams' highly regarded daily Bible study presentations during the meeting; Definitive record of proceedings, without filtering from news organizations, special interest groups, or commentators; Full text of ECUSA and Anglican Church of Canada presentations.
Communion with God, or in full, "Of communion with God the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost each person distinctly, in love, grace, and consolation; or, the saints' fellowship with the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost unfolded," is John Owen's finest devotional treatise. This work expounds "the most glorious truth that believers may have distinct communion with the three persons Father, Son, and Spirit," and being addressed to the "Christian reader" is simpler than much of Owen's theology. (Unabridged. Includes all footnotes.)
The Ministry of Communion offers practical advice and vital theology for Eucharistic ministers. Updated with the latest liturgical laws and norms, and with an expanded section on leading Communion services, this book is an excellent guide for both those who serve God's people, and those who help them prepare for the ministry. Contents are Being and Giving the Body of Christ: a life of Ministry," *Being and Giving the Body of Christ: Practical Suggestions, - *Ministry of Communion Within the Assembly: Sharing the Bread, - *Ministry of Communion Within the Assembly: Sharing the Cup, - *Ministry of Communion to the Sick and Homebound, - *Holy Communion Outside Mass, - *Looking for the Perfect Eucharistic Minister, - and *Act of Personal Recommitment for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion. - Fr. Michael Kwatera, OSB, PhD, is director of Oblates for Saint John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minnesota. He's a teacher and practitioner of Christian liturgy and the author of several Liturgical Press books, including Come to the Feast: Liturgical Ministry of, by, and for Everybody. "
Release on 2008-09-01 | by Joyce Ann Zimmerman,Kathleen Harmon,Christopher W. Conlon
Year B 2009
Author: Joyce Ann Zimmerman,Kathleen Harmon,Christopher W. Conlon
Pubpsher: Liturgical Press
Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion is a resource that provides a way for all extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to prepare for the coming Sunday. This little book offers encouragement for Communion ministers and includes personal reflections for each Sunday. It is an indispensable aid for those who take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. Living Liturgy for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion begins with the first Sunday of Advent 2008 and includes the following: - Page for inscription of minister's name and church - A separate insert card with the rite for Administration of Communion to the Sick by a Special Minister - "How to" guide for using this book - A brief theology of the ministry - Sunday-by-Sunday content - Personal reflections for Communion ministers
Release on 2008-02-01 | by Stephanie Baker,Anna Humaydan
Author: Stephanie Baker,Anna Humaydan
Pubpsher: Twenty-Third Publications
Parish catechists spend weeks teaching children about the theology of Eucharist and the prayers and songs they need to know for the liturgy. Parents are asked to work with their child at home to prepare through family discussions, prayers, and special activities--And make a First Communion banner with their child This is a simple, practical, step-by-step guide to help parents make banner-making with their child fun and easy.