"And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed, broke, and gave the disciples said, Take, eat: this is my body.
And he took a cup and thanked him and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; For this is my blood, the new covenant, poured out for many for the remission of sins. "
The Sacrament of Holy Communion was introduced to Lord mealLast Supper with his apostles on the last night of Passover before his arrest and crucifixion of Christ. Communion is of great importance for the Christian. During baptism a person first entered into the faith. Sacrament recommend every month, some adhere to the recommendations of the sacred, and their other do not or very rarely. First of all, it is worth considering what you need to communion in the Christian church. Communion refers to the main church ritual, which gives the food for the soul. Berth Christian purifies his soul from sin, strengthened faith in the Lord, created the reunion of man and nature. It is not enough just to come to church and communion, in this process it is necessary to prepare for and believe in the reality of the situation.
For 2-3 days before Communion should refrainmeat, eggs, milk and dairy products, in strict fasting and from fish. You must sincerely forgive all the offenders and ask for forgiveness from all whom he has offended. It is necessary to pray in the morning and evening, and even better to visit these days church services.
This is followed by confession. Confession (repentance) - refers to one of the 7-Christian sacraments in which a person confesses his sins, the priest, and gets rid of them. Confessions occurs in the temples in the evening after the service, or in the morning before the Liturgy in the presence of the congregation, so we must respect the secrecy of confession, not listen and not to confuse professing. The Sacrament of Holy Communion requires a pre-purification of the Sacrament of Penance (except for children up to 7 years). It is forbidden to partake of women during menstruation and after childbirth only after reading the prayer of purification 40 days.
Having stood Liturgy in the Church until the end, partakersline up in front of the pulpit in this order: children, men, women. The priest comes with the chalice in his hands and humming: "With fear of God and faith draw near." Everyone comes to the Cup, said his name, and opens his mouth to be able to put the spoon with a piece of the Body and Blood. After how will wipe his lips with a handkerchief, to kiss the cup and move to the table, where they take and eat zapivku particle prosphora that mouth. Not taking zapivki, can not be applied to the icons, or the Gospel of the Cross. After Communion the congregation pray before the end of the Lord's service, then the odds, trying to preserve the purity of the soul as long as possible. It is advisable to communicate a little in this day, to abandon the TV, sexual relations and to refrain from bad habits. Receive communion only once a day, the sick and infirm people invite the priest to his home, the children at home do not receive communion.