"Hand Communion has been justified over the last fifty years based on its alleged use in early Christian communities. This argument is insufficient for two reasons. First, a return to antiquity for …More
"Hand Communion has been justified over the last fifty years based on its alleged use in early Christian communities. This argument is insufficient for two reasons. First, a return to antiquity for the sake of it can be sheer regression since legitimate developments occur, both doctrinal and liturgical, along Church history.
"Second, and directly relevant to our topic, the hand Communion promoted in modern times is not the one of antiquity. The modern one is from fingers to mouth, whereas the early one was from palm to mouth. The early hand Communion meant to express reverence, whereas the modern one fosters familiarity.
"Furthermore, non-digital Communion concurs with the biblical narratives of the institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper. But digital Communion was invented sixteenth centuries later and outside the Church, specifically to deny the Real presence of the Lord under the Eucharistic species."
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“Digital Communion: A Modern Invention”: Guest Article by Fr Armand de Malleray, FSSP

Introduction From Lent to summer 2020, for fear of a virus, guidelines forbade the faithful to receive Our Lord in the Sacred Host (or from the …
Baptist John
True, we can never be too reverent to our Lord Jesus : it is good being purified through Christ's Sacrifice, by confessing our sins before receiving Holy Communion.
Baptist John
"...what's in our heart matters to Jesus." True.
@BergolioIsNotThePope True.
Chris Benischek
Rationalized. Never justified.