Re: Holy Communion, a Privilege for the Baptized
- I would like to thank Fr. Kuriakose and Thomas P. for the wonderful
write ups in the last digest. To often this point of ''abstaining if
there is no church conforming to the faith. Becase one has the grace
from other sacraments like baptism which was once received. We
abstain not with pride, but with humility, not hurting the faith of
fellow members of the communion. Yet we pray for the unity of
churches which seperated in history. The very meaning of the word
communion is "being united", thus it is not an individual act. '' is
not empahsised and taught firmly in our Churches for a person from
childhood. This is the reason why see so many moving away partaking
communion at wherever they feel.
Also Fr.Kuriakose achens write up on making the statement,It was
edifying and agree on your point that Holy Qurbana be given to only
those that come prepared. Though I agree the shortcut absolution be
not considered a prerequisite, I would say that a rule that a person
coming forward to Holy qurbana must have had confession before a
priest in the past 3 months could be enfored in parishes. For this
the Kalpana doesnt have to be awaited. Every priest is given that
authority to ensure that the blood and flesh of Christ be given to
those who come prepared only.
''IF THE CHURCH DECIDES TO DISPERSE ALL NON-COMMUNICANTS BEFORE THE
HQ, SOME PURIFICATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE CHURCH.''
If Church does that it might drive away too who might have had an
encounter by being part of service and repenting that he/she is not
in position to partake of Holy qurbana. The world out of Church is
full of all kinds of people luring those who have been baptised into
the Church elsewhere. Also, the priests and kappiars might have to
come with Guns and Vadikal to drive away those who now come to Church
to only cause problems. Just some quick thoughts.