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Should I still take communion?
« on: September 09, 2017, 11:43:24 PM »
In Vespers today, I took part in a public confession.  The priest said that if there were any other sins, we could do private confessions afterword.  There was some stuff on my mind, but I didn't want to stay any longer.  Should I still take communion tomorrow?

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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 12:58:37 AM »
Since you didn't get an answer and presumably you have resolved your question since Liturgy on Sunday, I have a question for you.

Why do you say "take Communion"?  I thought it is "receive Communion".

Is "take Communion" short for "partake of Communion"? 

Is there a correct way to say this?
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 01:52:22 AM »
After fast of 3 days you could but you must also pray.

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Re: Should I still take communion?
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2017, 04:32:04 AM »
Since you didn't get an answer and presumably you have resolved your question since Liturgy on Sunday, I have a question for you.

Why do you say "take Communion"?  I thought it is "receive Communion".

Is "take Communion" short for "partake of Communion"? 

Is there a correct way to say this?

No.
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 03:36:39 PM »
Thanks.
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2017, 10:41:31 AM »
Thanks.

Just ask your priest.  Also Vespers is coming up tomorrow; you can confess whatever you need to then, and then go to the liturgy in the morning, and perfecto.

In some Russian churches it is de rigeur for everyone to confess before each liturgy; in most Greek or Antiochian parishes the custom is to go to confession periodically.
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2017, 12:50:14 PM »
Since you didn't get an answer and presumably you have resolved your question since Liturgy on Sunday, I have a question for you.

Why do you say "take Communion"?  I thought it is "receive Communion".

Is "take Communion" short for "partake of Communion"? 

Is there a correct way to say this?

I think it would be more-nearly proper English to say "receive" than "take," since "take" has nuances of siezing. However, English in practical use probably doesn't make a difference. A study has found young people today have about a third the vocabulary of their grandparents, so obviously changes in usage must accommodate the squeeze.
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Re: Should I still take communion?
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 12:53:07 PM »
In Vespers today, I took part in a public confession.  The priest said that if there were any other sins, we could do private confessions afterword.  There was some stuff on my mind, but I didn't want to stay any longer.  Should I still take communion tomorrow?

I do not think your priest would have offered public confession if it weren't efficacious. So, yes, barring some mighty sin, you should commune.
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