No. You absolutely cannot do Communion over Twitter

In a modern spin on Christianity’s most sacred rite, worshippers are being invited to break bread and drink wine or juice in front of their computers as they follow the service online.

Churches usually require a priest to take the Eucharist, but the Rev Tim Ross, a Methodist minister, will send out a prayer in a series of Tweets โ€“ messages of up to 140 characters โ€“ to users of Twitter. (here)

Silly Anglicans UK Methodists. Part of the idea of Communion is the sense of community, you know, when you are near each other.

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15 Replies to “No. You absolutely cannot do Communion over Twitter”

  1. That's as bad as my Sr. Pastor wanting to consecrate the elements via telephone…no lie. He was laid up in bed and one of the three things I'm not allowed to do is The Great Thanksgiving. I put a stop to that real quick.

  2. Joel, Joel, Joel,

    Surely the different is plain to see. Methodists have ministers. Anglicans have priests! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I wish that that was the stupidest thing I'd ever heard of.

    At least I can take comfort in the fact that it's a candidate.

  4. Joel, That's why you thought it was the Anglicans. Cheeky!

    As an Anglican, in others word Anglican proper, Ecclesia Anglicana (Church of England).

    I would say that you may well be thinking of the Episcopalians (a different breed). The Episcopal church is a province of the wider Anglican communion, and in fact the Episcopal church of America has its own system of canon law, doctrine and liturgy.

    So the correct term is Episcopalians, not Anglicans. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Although being in communion with CofE, (meaning they share the sacramental life and have to remain in agreement with the CofE on essential doctrine). The varying churches within the wider communion are fully automonous.

    Another way to look at it, is hopefully in our lifetime we will see the Orthodox Church and the Catholic Church coming into full communion after 1000 years split. This doesn't mean that we will call the Orthodox Church, Catholic or the Catholic Church, Orthodox.

    Here ends the lesson for today. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Having said that the Episcopalians could be consider liberal catholics, so the Sacrament of Holy Communion is the central part of their worship and therefore it would be impossible, to distribute the Holy Gifts by tweeter!

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