Why Can’t non-Orthodox Receive Holy Communion?

Part 1 “This food we call Eucharist, of which no one is allowed to partake except one who believes that the things we teach are true, and has received the washing for forgiveness of sins and for rebirth, and who lives according to the way Christ handed down to us (Justin Martyr, First Apology).” These powerful words were written over 1500 years ago. Today our Church makes the same statement; Holy Communion is reserved only for those who are baptized and confirmed Orthodox Christians. They … [Read more...]