BASIC R.C. BELIEF
One of the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. It is a partaking
of Jesus in the form of a Host at Mass or Holy Viaticum.
Roman Catholics must taken communion at least once a year.
At the consecration during Mass, the Host becomes Jesus Christ. After
the sacrifice is completed (when the priest consumes the wafer), the
faithful are urged to receive Holy Communion. From about 600 to 1977, the
Host was placed on the tongue by the priest. It is now permissible to
receive Holy Communion in the hand.
Most of the time, the people receive only the wafer; however, receiving
communion in both kinds (bread and wine) is increasing in progressive Roman
POST VATICAN II
When administering Communion, Pope John Paul II has been seen to refuse to
give it into the hand of a communicant and then to place it on the tongue.
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