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 Last week a good friend (Melissa Brown) gave me a heads up about an article she read online at Religion News Service. The author (Jana Reiss) spoke about her frustration with the Church’s new rules regarding Sacrament (aka, Communion), during the pandemic.

She pointed out the new rules meant that she, and millions of other LDS women, through no fault of their own, would fall short of qualifying to partake of the Lord’s Supper. To read her article in full, see ReligionNewsService.com. (more…)

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Today we’re looking at the LDS version of Communion, or Sacrament, as it is known in Mormonism. Because nothing in Mormonism is straightforward, you’ll find multiple layers to this ordinance. I’ve tried to lessen the confusion by highlighting the bottom line in each of their explanations of how this works.

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 D&C 20:77, 79; “O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this bread to the souls of all those who partake of it, that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son, and witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they are willing to take upon them the name of thy Son, and always remember him and keep his commandments which he has given them; that they may always have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.

79 O  God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ, to bless and sanctify this wine to the souls of all those who drink of it, that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them; that they may witness unto thee, O God, the Eternal Father, that they do always remember him, that they may have his Spirit to be with them. Amen.” [all emp. mine]

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