posted on Jul, 25 2016 @ 03:27 PM
As I started giving facts about Orthodox Christianity, let also mention briefly the most important practice of sacrament that of the Holy Communion.
If someone knows better please correct me!
It is strange the en masse receiving of Holy Communion in the Western churches, mostly Catholic but not only. Especially in US churches, one can see
how row after row the people line up to receive the Most Precious Body (and Blood). Aren't there some who might need confession? One priest of a
famous apparition site said on his tour in USA, a girl after having sex in the week before and taking "pill after" could technically perform abortion
while being on Sunday mass...
In contrast, The Orthodox Christianity receives the Holy Communion more rare but much more prepared. There aren't strict rules how often one should do
it, as there are in the Catholic Church. Practically every Sunday some faithful can line up and receive Holy Communion (both Body and Blood). Most
often that happens during the major Christian feasts. Confession is not the only requirement. Confessions generally are made more rare. But surely not
the automatic gas station confession of the Catholic Churches. The practice of a mass absolution after a contrition prayer occurs too. Most often the
preparation of receiving Holy Communion includes a fast from certain food for certain period of time (a week or 3 days, or more if you want to). I
don't think the mass receiving of Holy Communion on every mass in the Catholic Church makes automatically more saintly people. Instead, it profanes
the most holy sacrament. Let I be wrong.