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Eucharist: Frequency of communion changed from weekly to daily in 500 AD.

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Eucharist: Frequency of communion changed from weekly to daily in 500 AD.

Withholding the communion cup from the laity began in 1416 AD.

A. The example of the Bible is weekly communion:

  1. On the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul began talking to them, intending to leave the next day, and he prolonged his message until midnight. Acts 20:7
  2. See outline on weekly communion.

B. The example of the Apostolic Fathers was weekly communion:

  1. 90AD DIDACHE: "Christian Assembly on the Lord's Day: 1. But every Lord's day do ye gather yourselves together, and break bread, and give thanksgiving after having confessed your transgressions, that your sacrifice may be pure. 2. But let no one that is at variance with his fellow come together with you, until they be reconciled, that your sacrifice may not be profaned. 3. For this is that which was spoken by the Lord: In every place and time offer to me a pure sacrifice; for I am a great King, saith the Lord, and my name is wonderful among the nations." (Didache: The Teaching of the Twelve Apostles, Chapter XIV)
  2. More quotes from Apostolic Fathers on weekly communion.

C. Christ instructed all to drink the cup:

  1. "And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you;" Matthew 26:27
  2. "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. ... But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup." 1 Corinthians1 Corinthians 11:26, 28

D. The Roman Catholic church changed the liturgy of the eucharist in about 500 AD:

  1. "In the beginning Mass was celebrated only once a week, then three or four times, and finally, in the fifth or sixth century, every day." (Legislation on the Sacraments in the New Code of Canon Law, 87)

The Bible never changes, but Catholicism does.

By Steve Rudd



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