Many ministers, when they are reciting the Eucharistic prayer, will physically lift up the bread and the wine of the communion above their heads. In part this is symbolic of Christ being lifted up on the cross as the ultimate and only sacrifice required to obtain for us eternal life. Our salvation is achieved as we become one with Christ in his passion, in his death and in his resurrection. It is this great and healing togetherness that we celebrate when we share in the sacrament of communion, a sharing with Christ and with each other.
At Saint Laika’s everyone is invited to receive communion and be in communion. There are no exceptions. If you have been pushed out of a church in the past or if you do not feel part of the institutional churches, for whatever reason, you are especially welcome here, and you will be among people who know exactly how you feel.
If you want to physically partake of communion you will require a small piece of bread and a small amount of drink (preferably made from grapes and containing alcohol). How you view the nature of this part of the service is completely up to you.
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