- Oct 3, 2002
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- Abington, PA USA
Even the new born need Baptism and Chrismation.....he simply isn't ready for the Eucharist simply by being born into an Orthodox family.candora said:This is potentially a hot topic, and I'm not looking to start a huge debate/argument.
I'm on the road to becoming Orthodox. However, one thing that greatly troubles me and is holding me back from becoming Orthodox is the tightly closed Eucharist. I've been to Protestant churches that had a somewhat closed Eucharist/communion (they would want to talk to you before hand to make sure you are an actual believer), but completely closing off the Eucharist to those who aren't "in" is worrisome to me.
Do the Orthodox feel they own the body of Christ? Do the Orthodox know where Christ does and does not operate? Are they not blaspheming the work of the Holy Spirit by denying the Spirit anywhere He isn't branded as Eastern Orthodox?
How is someone who daily pursues the will of their heavenly Father less qualified to receive the Eucharist than an infant who was simply born into a family that is already Orthodox?