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« on: October 27, 2009, 02:10:59 PM »

Catholics often speak of "recieving Jesus in Holy Communion". Do Eastern Orthodox Christians have this same type of language. When they pray after recieving the Lord in Communion do mediate on how their lips have recieved not Just Christ's Body and Blood but he whole person of Christ? Just curious.
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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2009, 02:23:53 PM »

An excerpt from one of the Precommunion prayers:
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/prayerbook/cont1.htm#21

That with a clean heart,
Trembling mind
And contrite spirit
I may partake of Thy pure
And all-holy Mysteries
By which all who eat and drink Thee
With sincerity of heart
Are quickened and deified.
For Thou, my Lord, hast said:
"Whoever eats My Flesh
And drinks My Blood
Abides in Me
And I in Him."

Wholly true is the word
Of my Lord and God.



These are the Thanksgiving prayers after communion:

http://www.scoba.us/military/prayers/Holy-Communion-Text.html

They may give you an idea of the language used as well, but the Orthodox prayers do in fact refer to receiving "the whole Christ" and having the Divinity within oneself.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2009, 02:55:40 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2009, 03:56:43 PM »

An excerpt from one of the Precommunion prayers:
http://www.myriobiblos.gr/texts/english/prayerbook/cont1.htm#21

That with a clean heart,
Trembling mind
And contrite spirit
I may partake of Thy pure
And all-holy Mysteries
By which all who eat and drink Thee
With sincerity of heart
Are quickened and deified.
For Thou, my Lord, hast said:
"Whoever eats My Flesh
And drinks My Blood
Abides in Me
And I in Him."

Wholly true is the word
Of my Lord and God.

Saint Symeon the New's prayer.  My favorite prayer of preparation.
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