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Divine Liturgy QUESTION from MS November 25, 2000 I had the opportuinity to worship in a Byzantine Divine Liturgy for the first time this year. I enjoyed it very much. I had my grandson with me, he was only 10 months old at the time. When it came time to go to communion, the good priest ask if he can take communion, I did not object. Since my grandson will more likely be raised up in the Roman rite, can this be consider officially his first communion? Thank you.
ANSWER by John-Paul Ignatius, O.L.S.M. on March 2, 2001 Dear Mr. MS:
That is a very technical question and I am not sure. But my guess would be no, it cannot be considered his first communion. Your grandson would still need to follow the practices of the Rite to which he belongs. But I may be wrong on that.
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