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« on: July 20, 2009, 08:04:03 AM »

I was just wondering, as I think I may have heard this before. When you receive the body & blood of Christ, are you also cleansed of your sin as in baptism? Or is that incorrect?
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 11:18:24 AM »

I was just wondering, as I think I may have heard this before. When you receive the body & blood of Christ, are you also cleansed of your sin as in baptism? Or is that incorrect?

That's what the word of institution would tell us.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 11:47:53 AM »

Ok thank you! That is what I was thinking, I was almost certain it was in the Divine Liturgy but wasn't sure whether it was or not...
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2009, 02:56:32 PM »

"The servant/handmaid of God, [name], receives the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ for the remission of his/her sins and unto life everlasting."

or so I understand my priest's words every time he gives me Communion.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2009, 03:01:31 PM »

I was just wondering, as I think I may have heard this before. When you receive the body & blood of Christ, are you also cleansed of your sin as in baptism? Or is that incorrect?

Confession would also be another baptism....
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2009, 03:32:25 PM »

"The servant/handmaid of God, [name], receives the Holy Body and Blood of our Lord God and Savior Jesus Christ for the remission of his/her sins and unto life everlasting."

or so I understand my priest's words every time he gives me Communion.

doh! guess I was too stupid to remember that! thank you! Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 11:01:01 AM »

I was just wondering, as I think I may have heard this before. When you receive the body & blood of Christ, are you also cleansed of your sin as in baptism? Or is that incorrect?

Confession would also be another baptism....

I think that the phrase "second baptism" has only been applied to confession.  I believe it is Saint Symeon the New Theologian who, in one of his precommunion prayers, says that the tears which flow from a contrite and penitent heart wash away the sins at baptism.  I'd have to check for the appropriate reference.

Also, remember that baptism, confession, the eucharist are not only for the remission of sins but also for the attainment of everlasting life.
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