Is communion for children? Should children take the body and blood of Christ without having been previously baptized? My wife is Latino from South America and has strong sentiments about our son participating in the holy supper. Is there any Bible doctrine that would support this view? Thank you and may God bless your ministry! Tim’s Answer
Communion is an important part of worshiping God and remembering Jesus’ sacrifice. Jesus specifically requested that we hold communions “in remembrance” of him. On Easter, children’s ministries all over the world will retell the story of Jesus death and resurrection. After Easter, communion ...
I appreciate this write up about including our children in Holy Communion. In fact, Jesus loves children, He did not also specify who and who to take, He said we should take in remembrance of how much He loved us all and what His blood means. Blood and Flesh of Jesus is Life…
Preparing children and families for an all age Communion service. Rev Andrew and Christine Harrex share how they talked with their children about communion prior to their receiving communion for the first time. In the past Lawrence Waitahuna Presbyuterian church has not invited children to participate in communion.
Read to the children passages from the Bible that pertain to Holy Communion. For example, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 describes the actions of Jesus Christ at the Last Supper, when he offered up the bread and wine to his disciples as symbols of his impending persecution and death.
While we can all recognize that 1) there are minor variances in beliefs about communion among similar denominations, and 2) no one truly comprehends the full meaning of communion, explaining the basic reasons why Christians take communion to children can be very simple. Here are 5 things you need to know about how to explain communion to children:
Of all seven sacraments, the Holy Eucharist, or Holy Communion, is the most central and important to Catholicism. Holy Communion is offered at every Mass, and in fact, the ritual of the Mass is largely taken up with preparing the hosts (wafers made of wheat and water, or gluten-free) and wine to ...
Once the priest absolves your sins then it is acceptable to receive Holy Communion because it is at that point that you are truly sorry for your sins. Most Catholic children receiving communion for the first time prepare for confession and actually go to confession a few months before.
The Sacrament of Holy Communion is the third of the Sacraments of Initiation.Even though we are required to receive Communion at least once per year (our Easter Duty), and the Church urges us to receive Communion frequently (even daily, if possible), it is called a sacrament of initiation because, like Baptism and Confirmation, it brings us into the fullness of our life in Christ.
When we celebrate the Lord’s Supper with this bread and wine we might think of it as food for the journey of life. We are all on a journey and big adventure in life and when we have the bread and wine on Sunday it is a time to receive Jesus and all that he did for us.