Can a person take communion alone, or must it be taken with other believers?


Clarify Share Report Asked July 29 2017 1440097533 Mike Bongani

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that it is the Holy Spirit and the words of Christ (Matthew 26:26-29) -- both of whom are omnipresent -- that consecrate the elements used in the sacrament. (That is, it is not necessary to have a second person (either clergy or lay) present to perform that function.)

Also, occasions would undoubtedly arise throughout Christendom when believers might be isolated from other Christians for extended periods.

Therefore, although the word "communion" implies the presence of others, and (in my opinion) it would therefore be preferable (if possible) for the sacrament to be partaken in a group, I would say that communion could be self-administered, as long as the proper reverent discernment of the meaning of the elements in the sacrament were present (1 Corinthians 11:20-29).

July 30 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Paul Melonas
I believe our Lord and Savior meant that whenever we partake of food we should take a moment and meditate on him and partake of the bread and the wine in remembrance of him.

August 02 2017 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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