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« on: September 15, 2010, 09:14:22 AM »

As yet, I have not been chrismated, though I pray I will be able to eventually.  angel Therefore this question is not yet directly applicable to me; however, it did pop into my mind and I would wonder about the correct answer. Any help is much appreciated.

I am aware that on certain days of the year, there are weekday liturgies. It has happened that on a few days over the course of the past year, I've had to get some dental work done. There is a very small chance that these two things may some day coincide. Hypothetically, let's say my dental appointment (such as a simple dental cleaning) were very early in the morning, and didn't take too long, so that it were possible for me to go there and then be able to afterwards go to church. Would it be permissible, under Orthodox practice, for a person to receive Communion on the same day, or would the person be required to not receive Communion?

(Where I live, dentists generally aren't open on Sundays, so that's not an issue.)

I know this may sound like an odd question, but it was just something that came to mind. Thank you.   Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2010, 09:27:05 AM »

As yet, I have not been chrismated, though I pray I will be able to eventually.  angel Therefore this question is not yet directly applicable to me; however, it did pop into my mind and I would wonder about the correct answer. Any help is much appreciated.

I am aware that on certain days of the year, there are weekday liturgies. It has happened that on a few days over the course of the past year, I've had to get some dental work done. There is a very small chance that these two things may some day coincide. Hypothetically, let's say my dental appointment (such as a simple dental cleaning) were very early in the morning, and didn't take too long, so that it were possible for me to go there and then be able to afterwards go to church. Would it be permissible, under Orthodox practice, for a person to receive Communion on the same day, or would the person be required to not receive Communion?

(Where I live, dentists generally aren't open on Sundays, so that's not an issue.)

I know this may sound like an odd question, but it was just something that came to mind. Thank you.   Cheesy

That's an interesting question, one that I have not encountered before.  Theoretically, if you're not consuming anything (and usually at the Dentist's office they encourage you not to swallow the stuff they put into your mouth) then the Communion fast has been maintained.  So if you are otherwise prepared for communion, and you're not swallowing the dental cleaning stuff or the rinse, then you should be ok.  However, it is best to discuss this, once it becomes applicable, with your parish priest.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2010, 09:29:25 AM »

Thank you very much.    Smiley
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