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Fasting from Communion in a Pandemic
Christian Practice

Fasting from Communion in a Pandemic

by Mark Roosien | Ελληνικά St Mary of Egypt, it is said, received Holy Communion exactly once after she fled to the desert to repent: on the day of her death. 17 years of life in the wilderness were spent deprived of Body and Blood of Christ in the eucharist. This was not normal practice…

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