The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

The Theory and Practice of Extended Communion

eBook - 2009
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Three churches have recently produced liturgies for 'extended communion'. This is the distribution of previously consecrated elements at a public service by lay people or a deacon in the absence of a priest. This development began in the Roman Catholic Church with the Vatican 'Directory on Sunday Worship in the absence of a priest' in 1988. The Methodist Church produced a service of Extended Communion in 1999, and the Church of England authorized 'Public Worship with Communion by Extension' in 2001. In this book Phillip Tovey examines these churches to discover the reasons for the production o.
Publisher: Farnham, Surrey, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2009
ISBN: 9780754693703
0754693708
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages) : illustrations

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