XXVIII. Of the Lord’s Supper
The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rather it is a Sacrament of our Redemption by Christ’s death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same, the Bread which we break is a partaking of the Body of Christ; and likewise the Cup of Blessing is a partaking of the Blood of Christ.
Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by Holy Writ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.
The Body of Christ is given, taken, and eaten, in the Supper, only after an heavenly and spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper, is Faith.
The Sacrament of the Lord’s Supper was not by Christ’s ordinance reserved, carried about, lifted up, or worshipped.
This is a really different spin on Communion than I was ever used to. The Anglican Church has Communion every gathering. It is the centerpiece of the congregational gatherings. However, it is made clear in liturgy every Sunday what it means, and why we partake.
In many previous communion experiences, it was lowering the lights, play the soft music, think on yourself for a while, someone hands you a tray, you take some stuff from it, preacher unloads a long guilt trip, you cry, and fortunately, you don’t have to deal with it for another month or more.
I guess it would be hard for me to articulate the differences. I need to think on it more.
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