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Fowl Advice for Receiving Holy Communion

Recently I had the pleasure of participating in a Byzantine Rite liturgy for the first time. One of the most unusual experiences in this Liturgy is how we received Holy Communion. In the Byzantine Rite, the Consecrated Bread is placed in the Chalice with the Consecrated Wine and is administered directly into the mouth by a small spoon.  I am accustomed to receiving Holy Communion in the hand and in drinking the Consecrated Wine from the Chalice. I am sure this is how many of us receive Holy Communion. Gold communion spoon, Ukraine, late 17th …

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