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taking communion VS receiving the communion Options
lazarius
Posted: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 4:39:28 AM

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 7:03:33 PM

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I think they're the same thing.
When I was a lad and went to Catholic church, we said "go to communion".

It was not a separate rite.
There is the mass - usually taking about an hour. It contains several readings (from the bible and from other sources) which are different every day, a few prayers (same every day) - then "communion", where some of the congregation went up to the altar and were given a bit of bread to eat (which was supposed to have been changed into the flesh of Christ). So "going to communion" was going up to the altar and eating the bread.

I think that's the same as "taking communion" and "receiving communion".
lazarius
Posted: Sunday, June 6, 2021 10:00:17 PM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
So "going to communion" was going up to the altar and eating the bread.

I think that's the same as "taking communion" and "receiving communion".

Thank you very much!

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Sarrriesfan
Posted: Thursday, June 17, 2021 6:07:26 AM

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Drag0nspeaker wrote:
I think they're the same thing.
When I was a lad and went to Catholic church, we said "go to communion".

It was not a separate rite.
There is the mass - usually taking about an hour. It contains several readings (from the bible and from other sources) which are different every day, a few prayers (same every day) - then "communion", where some of the congregation went up to the altar and were given a bit of bread to eat (which was supposed to have been changed into the flesh of Christ). So "going to communion" was going up to the altar and eating the bread.

I think that's the same as "taking communion" and "receiving communion".


Although other Christian denominations have a different view of the eating of the piece of bread, for them it’s symbolic but doesn’t actually become the flesh of Christ.
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