Anthony, there is an agreement between the Roman Cath Church and the Syriac
Orthodox Church where members of each church can receive the Eucharist in
the other church in areas where there are no parishes of their own. As
usual, things are not followed to the letter -- fortunately in this case, so
you should have no problem receiving the Eucharist.
In some Syriac parishes, the Eucharist is given on regular basis, but in
some they are given at the end of the service on-demand. I cannot recall
what is done in the L.I. parish. If it is the latter case, then you need to
let the priest know that you would like to receive the Holy Eucharist.
Hope this helps.
George A. Kiraz, Ph.D.
Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute
Read Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies: http://syrcom.cua.edu/Hugoye
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ferrara" <fferrara@...>
Sent: Thursday, January 25, 2001 3:22 PM
Subject: [SORForum] Introduction and a question.
> Dear listmembers,
> My name is Anthony Ferrara and I live in Long Island, NY. I am a Roman
> Catholic since birth, but currently attend a Byzantine Catholic parish. I
> have interest in Eastern Christian theology and am interested in
> reconciliation between all the Churches that are apostolic. I have
> recently discovered a Syriac Orthodox parish in 40 minutes driving
> distance from my home. I am interested in attending Divine Liturgy there
> one Sunday soon. My question is would I be able to receive Holy Eucharist
> during the Liturgy? Thank you for any replies and I look forward to future
> discussions. God Bless.
> In Christ,
> "Let every man be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger."
> (James 1:19)
> Syriac Orthodox Resources: http://sor.cua.edu