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Who can take Holy Communion?

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Member
Hi Brothers and Sisters,
Is it possible for born again Christians to take Holy Communion in a Church of England Church?
Does anyone know the rules?
Many Thanks.
Jo
 
Loyal
I have taken communion in Church of England churches (and other denominations) since 1985. The Anglican liturgy is deeply infused with scripture from beginning to end, and is beautifully put together. The part of the preparation that I often find the most meaningful is this prayer.


Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
 
Active
I have taken communion in Church of England churches (and other denominations) since 1985. The Anglican liturgy is deeply infused with scripture from beginning to end, and is beautifully put together. The part of the preparation that I often find the most meaningful is this prayer.


Almighty God,
to whom all hearts are open,
all desires known,
and from whom no secrets are hidden:
cleanse the thoughts of our hearts
by the inspiration of your Holy Spirit,
that we may perfectly love you,
and worthily magnify your holy name;
through Christ our Lord.
Amen.
Amen
 
Active
Hi Brothers and Sisters,
Is it possible for born again Christians to take Holy Communion in a Church of England Church?
Does anyone know the rules?
Many Thanks.
Jo
Jesus calls us to partake in the bread and the wine in memory of him. We have a family fellowship(Living Stones) and we break bread and share wine round our kitchen table. All believers are called to remember Jesus by breaking bread and sharing wine. I don't believe he gave any ritual as to how to do it.
 
Active
Jesus calls us to partake in the bread and the wine in memory of him. We have a family fellowship(Living Stones) and we break bread and share wine round our kitchen table. All believers are called to remember Jesus by breaking bread and sharing wine. I don't believe he gave any ritual as to how to do it.
So are you saying that we take bread and wine so will not forget about "Jesus" and the things He have done? Now is that the reason "JESUS said to do That" it is a yes or now question. If it is a yes! in which i agree. Next question it will be "How often did He tells us to do it"? So we can be clear what Jesus said? and not what we interpret what he said or what he meant. This is not a attack. But clarification of what Jesus said. The taking is so will not forget. Trevor i am not attacking. Because i haven't taken communion maybe over 10 years, and maybe twice in 20 years. But i drink a lot of grade juice. I do not drink any kind of alcohol. and i am not being funny ok. but i am telling the truth. i remember Jesus everyday and i do not think i will forget him unless i get sick or something. Then i do hope someone would share with me, that would remind me of Him and what he did for me. and serve communion with me.
 
Loyal
So are you saying that we take bread and wine so will not forget about "Jesus" and the things He have done? Now is that the reason "JESUS said to do That" it is a yes or now question. If it is a yes! in which i agree. Next question it will be "How often did He tells us to do it"? So we can be clear what Jesus said? and not what we interpret what he said or what he meant. This is not a attack. But clarification of what Jesus said. The taking is so will not forget. Trevor i am not attacking. Because i haven't taken communion maybe over 10 years, and maybe twice in 20 years. But i drink a lot of grade juice. I do not drink any kind of alcohol. and i am not being funny ok. but i am telling the truth. i remember Jesus everyday and i do not think i will forget him unless i get sick or something. Then i do hope someone would share with me, that would remind me of Him and what he did for me. and serve communion with me.

John 6:52-58 (NKJV)
52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?"

53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.
54 Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.
56 He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him.
57 As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me.
58 This is the bread which came down from heaven--not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will live forever."
 
Loyal
1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
 
Loyal
Matthew 26:26-30 (NKJV)
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.
29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father's kingdom."
30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
 
Loyal
John 6:33-35 (NKJV)
33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

John 6:47-51 (NKJV)
47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

Luke 22:14-20 (NKJV)
14 When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
 
Member
Thank you everyone.
I've decided from all your comments to take Holy Communion. I'm going to St Peter's Church on Sunday for their first service in yonks! Can't wait, hope I can make it. :)
 
Active
So are you saying that we take bread and wine so will not forget about "Jesus" and the things He have done? Now is that the reason "JESUS said to do That" it is a yes or now question. If it is a yes! in which i agree. Next question it will be "How often did He tells us to do it"? So we can be clear what Jesus said? and not what we interpret what he said or what he meant. This is not a attack. But clarification of what Jesus said. The taking is so will not forget. Trevor i am not attacking. Because i haven't taken communion maybe over 10 years, and maybe twice in 20 years. But i drink a lot of grade juice. I do not drink any kind of alcohol. and i am not being funny ok. but i am telling the truth. i remember Jesus everyday and i do not think i will forget him unless i get sick or something. Then i do hope someone would share with me, that would remind me of Him and what he did for me. and serve communion with me.
Hi Ploughboy, We don't take bread and wine regularly we take it when I feel moved to do so. I am not interested in other peoples attitudes regarding this. Jesus calls us to do it and when I am moved to do so, we do. In our fellowshp we move in the Spirit of God, He is our yardstick. All the while He continues to Grace us with his presence, we know that we are right with him. We follow the written Word and we praise our Saviour. When I meet those who move in the Spirit, I am meeting my brethren. Many people question me regarding my understandings, but that means nothing to me, I answer to my Saviour, as I pray you do. I have been feeding on the Word for over fifty years, and my life, and the lives of our fellowship, has changed beyond recognition, that is my proof that the direction I am taking is right for our fellowship.
 
Member
John 6:33-35 (NKJV)
33 For the bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world."
34 Then they said to Him, "Lord, give us this bread always."
35 And Jesus said to them, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.

John 6:47-51 (NKJV)
47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me has everlasting life.
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead.
50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world."

Luke 22:14-20 (NKJV)
14 When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with Him.
15 Then He said to them, "With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God."
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, "Take this and divide it among yourselves;
18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes."
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
Thank you so much for all of your messages. :grinning:
 
Loyal
Thank you everyone.
I've decided from all your comments to take Holy Communion. I'm going to St Peter's Church on Sunday for their first service in yonks! Can't wait, hope I can make it. :)

Be Blessed sister.

You asked a question and was more concerned about not being right in the church/denomination, although this shows your genuine concerns, always ask yourself, What Would Jesus do, What Would Jesus Say, the answer in in The Word. He never set an age limit he just tells us to do it in remembrance of Him. It is always better, always right to be right with God, right with our Lord.

Matthew 26:26-30 (NKJV)
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
 
Member
Be Blessed sister.

You asked a question and was more concerned about not being right in the church/denomination, although this shows your genuine concerns, always ask yourself, What Would Jesus do, What Would Jesus Say, the answer in in The Word. He never set an age limit he just tells us to do it in remembrance of Him. It is always better, always right to be right with God, right with our Lord.

Matthew 26:26-30 (NKJV)
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body."
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you.
28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.
Hi Brother-Paul,
I love this verse that you showed me; 1 Corinthians 11: 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." :love:
Thank you so much for your Blessings and for your message Brother-Paul. :)
 
Loyal
Hi Brother-Paul,
I love this verse that you showed me; 1 Corinthians 11: 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." :love:
Thank you so much for your Blessings and for your message Brother-Paul. :)

It a pleasure sister, we are to serve and encourage one another in Christ Jesus

Shalom
 
Loyal
Hi Brother-Paul,
I love this verse that you showed me; 1 Corinthians 11: 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me." :love:
Thank you so much for your Blessings and for your message Brother-Paul. :)

Hi Josephine,

Just remember (I am sure you are aware sister) the bread and wine are symbols of Christ's body and blood we we are to take in remembrance of Jesus and what He did for us and why He did it. They are not to be considered as His acyual body and blood as the RCC/CC do at mass.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes

Bless you
 
Member
Hi Josephine,

Just remember (I am sure you are aware sister) the bread and wine are symbols of Christ's body and blood we we are to take in remembrance of Jesus and what He did for us and why He did it. They are not to be considered as His acyual body and blood as the RCC/CC do at mass.

1 Corinthians 11:23-26 (NKJV)
23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you: that the Lord Jesus on the same night in which He was betrayed took bread;
24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, "Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me."
25 In the same manner He also took the cup after supper, saying, "This cup is the new covenant in My blood. This do, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me."
26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes

Bless you
Yes I understand what you've said. It's The symbolism of which the bread is His 'broken body' because that's exactly what what they did to him; They literally broke his body (physically) when He was crucified.
I haven't heard that particular symbolism before. It really brought it to life for me so that when I take Holy Communion, it will mean so much more because of the suffering He had to endure (having His body broken and his blood pouring out) to save us.
Thank you Brother-Paul :)
 
Member
Hi Brothers and Sisters,
Is it possible for born again Christians to take Holy Communion in a Church of England Church?
Does anyone know the rules?
Many Thanks.
Jo
Anybody who is born again can take holy communion in anywhere, regardless of church, as long as that church know the meaning of it... the important thing to you is to make sure you receive Jesus as your personal savior and be baptized.
 
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