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Want Only Part Of The Communion

i'm a little confused at the way the communion service is conducted in the catholic church. i'm a catholic and would like to know if its ok to receive only the body and not the blood. can someone back me up with some scripture verse which says this too is permissable.

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 ---olive on 4/24/05
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This question should not be on a mainly Protestant web site,in my opinion. Although I understand what the Roman Catholic doctrine is regarding Mass,I am not in the line of succession from the Pope who this Catholic person promised to obey spiritually when they joined the R.C. church, and so, they should not listen to whatever I say, but ask an official of the R.C. church to counsel them. This question seems like it should be taken down from this blog site. The next to last response was on 5/28/05 by Jack.
---harold on 6/30/07


Olive;; My answer of 4/28/05 still stands.If you were a catholic you know that to recieve The Sacred Viaticum, is to recieve the Whole of Jesus BODY BLOOD SOUL & DIVINITY Or else how can His word "he who eats My body & drinks My Blood I live in him & he in Me" be justified & have meaning.Do we really need an explaination for a gift so freely given By The God of Creation.which child who asks for Bread would give him a stone?Matt 7:7-11
---Emcee on 6/30/07


Only an RC can answer this, and the answer would presumably be yes it is OK, because this is I understand the Roman Catholic practice.

Non-RCs cannot answer, because we do not believe we are receiving the body or the blood, because they are not that. ... We are participating in a reminder of the one and only Last Supper.
---Alan_of_U.K. on 6/30/07


If you were really a Catholic, you would say "Mass" and not "communion service" and you would already know the answer about communion in one kind (bread only or wine only).

This is not the place to discuss the complicated story of communion in one kind, or the doctrine of concoomitance (that the Blood is in the Body and the Body in the Blood).
---Jack on 5/28/05


I am not Catholic but Lutheran which is close to it.
We have communion of both bread and wine if you don't want or can't have wine ask for grape juice im sure the priest will understand. andre5457
---Andrea on 5/1/05




Olive Jesus said"He who eats my body & drinks my Blood I live in him & he in me": The blessed Eucharist @ last Supper said "do this as a commeration to me".also John Ch 15its very clear.At the mass the priest breaks the bread & drops apiece into the wine signifying the body & blood mingled. so when you recieve the wafer you recieve both"Body & blood" on special occasions the wine is offered to each participant,as the "blood of Christ" I believed that is His body & Blood,not bread & wine, this is what you are called to believe.Please try to understand.
---Emcee on 4/28/05


MATTHEW 26:26-30
26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed[a] and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." (27)Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. 28For this is My blood of the new[b] covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. I think the catch is on drinking from the same cup which most dont like.
---Shava on 4/27/05


Olive, as per the teachings of the RCC, having the bread only is having His body and blood so it's ok.
---Albert on 4/26/05


DoryLory if the only reason you rejected the wine was because of the communal cup I would suggest you either have a word with the priest about that (many feel the same way I know) or move to a church where they use individual wine glasses. OR, why not take a medicated wipe with you and wipe the cup before drinking. If you do that a few times someone might get the message or many might copy the idea.
---F.F. on 4/25/05


If by 'ok' you mean 'won't affect my salvation,' that's true. Why? Because *nothing* the priests or you do in the 'mass' nor the RCC doctrines of how you get to heaven have anything to do with YOUR relationship to God and Christ! Read Romans (11:6 e.g.) and all of Galatians; Eph 2:8-10 coudn't be clearer on how we're saved; yet the council of Trent says I must do good works to be saved and likely spend time in their purgatory! Works are an expression of my love for having already been saved, and I will believe in God rather than men.
---Daniel on 4/25/05




please don't be so casual with communion. Jesus shed his blood to pay for your sins, and you dare not reject that. read what he said at the last supper in the gospels.
---curt on 4/24/05


You are mighty confused. May I suggest you attend confirmation again to familiarize yourself with the church of your faith.
---chuck on 4/24/05


I was raised Catholic. I don't have any Scripture for you, all I know is that before I left the Catholic church, I absolutely refused to drink from a goblet that hundreds of other mouths had already been in contact with. The thought of it was just too gross! I felt the Lord understood.
---DoryLory on 4/24/05


Olive:
The best way to celebrate communion is by following Jesus' example. When he served communion, He served the bread, (sym. of His body) then the grape juice (sym. of his blood) BUT He also washed his diciples feet (sym. of our need to be willing to be servants). In my church, all three parts make up the communion service.
---Pierre on 4/24/05


Surely Jesus said "Do this in remembrance of me" after breaking the bread AND pouring the wine not just after breaking the bread. I have never understood why a catholic priest offers only the bread to those taking communion. I think it is wrong. Perhaps, if you are a catholic, you should ask the priest for an explanation and scriptural reasoning for their stand on this.
---Xanthi on 4/24/05


The communion is not two different services, one for the body and one for the blood. Why do you think you can do that? There is no scripture verses to back that up.
---gregg on 4/24/05


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Yes it is totally ok to take the bread and not the wine. I was born and raised in the Catholic Church, and I can remember from my first communion classes that they always said that we didn't have to take the blood unless we wanted to.
---Jorgy on 4/24/05


hi olive

I am also roman catholic. At the concecration in the mass the priest drops a small piece of the host in the chalice to symbolize the wholeness of Christ's body. Where we receive only the host or both host and wine we are receiving Christ. We believe that through God's grace we truly are receiving Jesus within our body.
---Linda on 4/24/05


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