"And when they ate, Jesus took bread and, blessing, broke it, gave it to the disciples and said: Take, eat: this is my body.
And he took the cup and, giving thanks, gave it to them and said: "Drink from it all, for this is my blood, the New Testament, for many poured out for the forgiveness of sins."
The Sacrament of Communion was introduced by the Lord at a mealThe Last Supper with the Apostles on the last Easter night before the arrest and crucifixion of Christ. Communion is of great importance for a Christian. During baptism, a person first becomes attached to faith. Communion is recommended every month, some adhere to sacred recommendations, while others do not fulfill them or perform very rarely. First of all, it is worth considering why it is necessary to participate in the Christian church. Communion refers to the basic church ritual, which gives food to the soul. Communion, the Christian cleanses his soul of sins, strengthens faith in the Lord, creates a reunion of man with nature. It's not enough just to come to church and receive communion, we have to prepare for this process and believe in the reality of what is happening.
2-3 days before communion, it is necessary to abstainFrom meat, eggs, milk and dairy products, with strict fasting and from fish. It is necessary to sincerely forgive all the offenders and ask forgiveness from all whom he offended himself. It is necessary to pray in the morning and in the evening, or even better to attend church services these days.
Then comes the confession. Confession (repentance) refers to one of the 7 Christian Sacraments, in which a person confesses his sins to the priest and gets rid of them. Confession occurs in the temples in the evening after the service or in the morning before the Liturgy in the presence of the parishioners, therefore it is necessary to respect the secret of confession, not to eavesdrop and confuse the confessor. The sacrament of Communion requires a preliminary purification of the Sacrament of Penance (except for children under 7 years old). It is forbidden to partake of women in the days of menstruation, and after giving birth only after reading the prayer of purification on the 40th day.
Having stood the Liturgy in the temple to the end, the communicantsLined up in front of the pulpit in this order: children, men, women. The priest comes out with the Cup in his hands and sings: "With fear of God and faith, proceed." Everyone comes to the Chalice, speaks his name and opens his mouth so that you can put a spoon with a particle of Body and Blood. After how to wipe your lips with a handkerchief, kiss the Bowl and go to the table where they take a drink and eat a piece of prosphora that is in your mouth. Without taking a drink, one can not apply to icons, the Gospel or the Cross. After the communion, the parishioners pray until the end of the Lord's service, then they separate, trying to keep the purity of the soul as long as possible. It is advisable that this day little talk, give up TV, marital intimacy and abstain from bad habits. Communion only once a day, sick and feeble people invite the priest to his home, children at home do not take communion.