8.2.22 Communion celebrations of the churches

Where the authorised Apostle ministry is active, the body and blood of Jesus is joined to the bread and wine in Holy Communion. The celebrations of other churches also contain important elements of Holy Communion, since the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are also commemorated with belief and gratitude there.

New Apostolic Christians should bear in mind that by regularly partaking in the Communion celebration of another church they are in principle professing that church's doctrine.

SUMMARY

Those who are baptised, adopted, or sealed in the New Apostolic Church are entitled to regularly partake in Holy Communion. The essential prerequisite is Holy Baptism with water. Properly baptised Christians can be admitted to Holy Communion as guests. (8.2.21)

Secession or excommunication from the New Apostolic Church invalidates the right to partake in Holy Communion. (8.2.21)

The Communion celebrations of other churches also contain important elements of Holy Communion. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are also commemorated with belief and gratitude there. (8.2.22)

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