3 edition of Reservation and communion of the sick found in the catalog.
Reservation and communion of the sick
Roger T. Beckwith
Includes bibliographical references.
|Statement||R.T. Beckwith, J.I. Packer, Colin O. Buchanan ; edited by Colin O. Buchanan.|
|Series||Grove booklet on ministry and worship -- no. 4|
|Contributions||Buchanan, Colin Ogilvie., Packer, J. I.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||28 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||28|
The Blessed Reformer does not say a lot about the reservation of the Sacrament. This custom was naturally resorted to in times of persecution. Most Lutheran theologians, however, all but forget this emphasis, which is an important part of the sacramental celebration. While it is true that consecrating the bread and wine on location for the sick became the general norm in Lutheran churches, there are certainly exceptions to this. Reservation noun the act of keeping back or setting aside for some future occasion Princeton's WordNet.
Reservation noun Something withheld, either not expressed or disclosed, or not given up or brought forward. The present author knows of one particularly egregious incident in which a minister placed the Holy Eucharist in an envelope and sent it to his sick and elderly parishioners via regular postal mail. Happy are those who are called to his supper. For example, though the altar is called by St. A lay minister should also prepare carefully, making sure that he or she is familiar with the rite and completely understands it. Then the remaining Hosts and also the chalice were reserved, and during the week the sick were communed with it, and what was left was used again during the next Communion or Supper.
An appropriate reading should be selected and prepared by the family or the minister of Communion. In Holy Baptism, the sign is not water per se, whether water in general or any particular water, but washing with water as directly authorized by the words of our Lord; in Holy Communion, likewise, the sign is bread and wine taken up, consecrated, given, and consumed according to the institution of our Lord. The extreme antiquity of such reservation cannot be disputed. This holy Communion manifests the support and concern of the community for its members who are not able to be present.
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A similar custom obtained in the sending of portions of the elements called the fermentum consecrated at the bishop's Eucharist to other churches under his care, where they were mingled with the elements consecrated by the local priest.
May the Lord Jesus Christ protect you and lead you to eternal life. The Reservation and communion of the sick book liturgiologist, Reservation and communion of the sick book Calvor, discusses the communion of the sick at some length in his Ecclesiastical Ritual.
Further, as noticed above, the Eucharist was sent from one bishop to another in token of charitable comunion, and it appears from the first "Ordo Romanus" nn. In the closing pages of his work, Diestelmann underscores how the historic Church of Sweden allowed for reverent reservation for the purpose of communion alongside the practice of consuming the remaining sacrament These eucharistic visits may take place in the home, at the hospital bed, or in any institution that provides basic care and day-to-day living arrangements to the elderly, the sick and the infirm.
Whereas the Church of England stopped reserving the elements during the Reformation, the Church of Scotland, which is likewise a Reformed church, continued the practice in both its episcopalian and its presbyterian times.
Share this:. The advanced high-church party was undeterred, however, and continued both to reserve the sacrament and to celebrate the Veneration of the Blessed Sacrament. The kind of questions you are asking, such as why to bring out reserved elements when it is just as efficient to consecrate additional elements, are in keeping with the general direction of the book.
Many condemn reservation outright, and call it "outside of the use" of the Sacrament. These may include private homes, hospital rooms, or nursing homes. And again, at about the same period, an account written by St. For example, though the altar is called by St.
In Shetland in the 18th century and later it was a common custom for Presbyterian communicants to take away in a clean handkerchief a portion of the Sacrament to sick members of their families.
In the General Convention retained the rubric in the communion office directing that all elements be consumed following communion. To distinguish the administering of the reserved sacrament from the celebration of Holy Communion, I think the biblical text is best retained as a lesson and not, as in the order for the full service, made part of a prayer.
Stephenson relates what amounts to very revealing data in Diestelmann's work. Here there is no doubt at all, for the institution of Christ remained in its entirety and inviolate. Medieval and Eastern Usage.
Yet what happens when the number of clergy and acolytes within a given parish is insufficient to meet the pastoral needs of every sick parishioner? What do you think? I for my part let it happen for the sake of several heretics, to whom one must give an answer. Ambrose, "De Excessu Fratris", I, 43 or as a source of consolation.
I don't think it would be possible to keep them in a tabernacle on that basis or to regard them as present for veneration. The Reformation point of view is that the Eucharist is an act of proclamation to a group of people. Sometimes it is simply impossible for the clergy and acolytes to take the Eucharist to every sick parishioner.
Because there is a short form and a long form of this rite, the lay minister of Holy Communion should carefully weigh each of the aforementioned facts.
By degrees other uses besides that of communion were made of the consecrated elements.
When the minister has brought holy Communion, the rite may begin with the renewal of the dying person's profession of faith. This usage lasted on for many centuries, especially under certain exceptional circumstances, for example, in the case of hermits.In addition, USCCB publishes other ritual books for particular settings: Administration of Communion & Viaticum Reservation and communion of the sick book the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister (bilingual) Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday (bilingual) Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb (bilingual) Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (English & Spanish).
She argues that Cranmer and the later revisers of the Book of Common Prayer did not abolish reservation for communion with the sick. The only reservation about this plan has to be the notorious difficulty in hiring sufficient qualified staff to operate the scanners. Mar 15, · The evidence from this early period deals with two kinds of reservation of the Blessed Sacrament: 1) the private reservation of the Eucharist in the homes of the faithful, and 2) the reservation of the Eucharist in the church for the sake of giving Communion to the sick or the dyingPdf of Communion and viaticum to the sick by an extraordinary minister.
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WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create.In addition, USCCB publishes other download pdf books for particular settings: Administration of Communion & Viaticum to the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister (bilingual) Order for the Blessing on the Fifteenth Birthday (bilingual) Rite for the Blessing of a Child in the Womb (bilingual) Sunday Celebrations in the Absence of a Priest (English & Spanish).Reservation of the Ebook Sacrament.
From the Catholic Encyclopedia. The practice of preserving after the celebration of the Liturgy a portion of the consecrated elements for the Communion of the sick or for other pious purposes.
The extreme antiquity of such reservation cannot be disputed.