Tag: Healing

Do the Sacraments Prevent Illness? <br><span style='color:#8D8381;font-size:18px;'>A Survey of Liturgical Sources</span>
Liturgical Life

Do the Sacraments Prevent Illness?
A Survey of Liturgical Sources

by Rev. Dr. Nicholas Denysenko | ελληνικά | ру́сский | српски The global COVID-19 crisis has ignited a number of difficult discussions among Christians. The method used to distribute Holy Communion is fiercely debated. In the Churches that remain open, many Protestants and Catholics are withholding the cup, so faithful are receiving in one kind…

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Eating Disorders and the Case for Open Communion
Liturgical Life

Eating Disorders and the Case for Open Communion

by Katherine Kelaidis Before I go any further, let me say, I know the arguments for “closed communion,” that is, the practice of allowing only Orthodox Christians who have prepared through confession and fasting and have received the blessing of a spiritual father to receive the Eucharist. I am also aware that how this exactly…

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