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Dave C.
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« on: December 21, 2012, 12:38:27 PM »



One of my daughters is attending college in New Mexico and goes to an Episcopal church there.  They use bread rolls for communion, and the priest uses the left over bread to feed birds or for a Wednesday lunch open to anybody.  I am by no means from a high church tradition, but this treatment of left over communion bread still strikes  me as a bit odd.

Are there proper (and therefore also improper) ways to dispose of  consecrated bread after communion?
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2012, 01:12:12 PM »

Well, I believe the rubric says that any elements consecratedd must be consumed (and I would guesss this was meant to imply 'by a human') - but there again we are all God's creatures...
We say 'we are one body because we all share in one bread' - and then say that those who are members of the church (through baptism) but who are not yet confirmed can't receive - so are they not part of the body of Christ? The Orthodox church gives the Sacrament to anyone who is weaned!

(Incidentally I have used that rubric to persuare the poers that be to grant a 'bat exclusion' order for the church I was a warden of when we had a problem with too many bats... - getting permission was one thing - actually successfully excluding the bats was another completely!)
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