Church of England Diocese of Winchester St. Ambrose Bournemouth

GUIDANCE ON SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

20 Mar 2020, 8 a.m.
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GUIDANCE ON SPIRITUAL COMMUNION

The Book of Common Prayer instructs us that if we offer ourselves in penitence and faith, giving thanks for the redemption won by Christ crucified, we may truly ‘eat and drink the Body and Blood of our Saviour Christ’, although we cannot receive the sacrament physically in ourselves. Making a Spiritual Communion is particularly fitting for those who cannot receive the sacrament at the great feasts of the Church, and it fulfils the duty of receiving Holy Communion ‘regularly, and especially at the festivals of Christmas, Easter and Whitsun or Pentecost’ (Canon B 15).