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Saint George Greek Orthodox Church & Hellenic Center

           301 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1753                          Phone: (860) 229-0055

                  New Britain, CT 06052                                      Fax: (860) 225-3586

Office Hours M-F 10-3,   Sunday Orthros 9:30 a.m. & Divine Liturgy 10:30 a.m.

Guidelines for Receiving Holy Communion

For Greek Orthodox Christians

Orthodox Christians fully participate in the celebration of the Eucharist when they receive Holy Communion in fulfillment of Christ’s command to eat His Body and drink His Blood. In order to be properly disposed to receive Communion, communicants should not be conscious of grave sin, have fasted appropriately and seek to live in charity and love with their neighbors. Persons conscious of grave sin must first be reconciled with God and the Church through the Sacrament of Holy Penance. A frequent reception of the Holy Eucharist is encouraged for all.

 

For Other Christians

We welcome to this celebration of the Eucharist those Christians who are not fully united with us. It is a consequence of the sad divisions of Christianity that we cannot extend to them a general invitation to receive Communion. Orthodox Christians believe that the Eucharist is an action of the celebrating community signifying a oneness in faith, life and worship of the community. Reception of the Eucharist by Christians not fully united with us would imply a oneness which does not yet exist and for which we must all pray.

 

For Those Not Receiving Communion

Those not receiving sacramental Communion are encouraged to express in their hearts a prayerful desire for unity with the Lord Jesus and with one another.

 

For Non-Christians

We also welcome to this celebration those who do not share our faith in Jesus. While we cannot extend to them an invitation to receive communion, we do invite them to be united with us in prayer.

 

 Saint George Greek Orthodox Church

 301 West Main Street, P.O. Box 1753, New Britain, Connecticut 06052-1753

     Rev. Fr. Constantine Makrinos, Protopresbyter