Hmmm. Some comments may spark a debate —–  Fr. Orthohippo

Auxiliary Bishop Says Communion In the Hand
is a Calvinist Novelty

Not Even
Martin Luther Would Have Done It
In the last century the Old
Liberal Bishops promoted hand Communion.  They used a historical lie toward this

Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius

( day Communion
in the Hand has no roots in the early Church.

This was stressed by
Auxiliary Bishop Athanasius Schneider (50) of Astana in Kazakhstan on the 19th
on the radio station ‘Radio Maria Südtirol’

Msgr Schneider is a
Patristic expert.

Hand Communion was contrived “all new” from the Second
Vatican Council — the Auxiliary Bishop firmly said.

The antique Church
had practiced a completely different form for the reception of

In that period the hand in which Communion was received was
purified before and after.

Additionally, the faithful would take the Body
of the Lord from their hand in a disposition of prayer with his

“If anything it was more of an oral reception of Communion than
in the hand”.

After Communion, the communicant had to lick their hands
with their tongues, so that even the smallest particle should not be

A Deacon supervised the purification.

The Auxiliary Bishop
cotinued: “This concern and care stands in direct opposition to indifference and
carelessness with which so called Communion in the hand is

Women never held Communion simply on the flat of the

They spread a white cloth, a manner of corporal over their

Then, they would receive Communion directly to their mouth from the
linen cloth.

“That is a tremendous contrast to the present form of
Communion in the hand” — insisted Msgr Schneider.

The ancient faithful
never took Communion with their fingers: “the gesture of hand Communion was
completely unknown in the Church.”

The Antique Form of Giving
Communion Was Impractical in the Final Analysis

In the course of the
centuries the Church developed a form of giving Communion which “surely came
from the Holy Ghost”.

Msgr Schneider explained that the Eastern Church
had already completed this step by the 5th Century, the West somewhat

The transition took place worldwide, organically, instinctively
and peacefully.

The Auxiliary Bishop reports that Pope Gregory the Great
(† 604), gave Communion in on the tongue.

French and Spanish Synods of
the 8th and 9th Centuries sanctioned against touching the Host with

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