Anglicans in Canada are considering opening Communion to the unbaptized. What? Don’t they understand that Communion is just that, a communing of the like minded and a symbolic unification of the many into the one body of Christ? Are some Anglicans really, really that theologically uninformed? Sadly, it seems so since even considering the possibility demonstrates a complete lack of understanding.
Canadian Anglicans will hold discussions this spring about whether baptism is necessary for taking part in communion — questioning a requirement of Christianity that has existed for 2,000 years. “Official teaching is you have to be baptized first. But a number of clergy across the country feel strongly about this as an issue and many have approached their bishops about allowing for an ‘open table’ in which all could take communion,” said Archdeacon Paul Feheley, who is the principal secretary to Archbishop Fred Hiltz, head of the Anglican Church of Canada. It will be discussed when the House of Bishops meet in April, but not as an official topic, he said.
How sad. And absurd. The exodus from the false church of England in its various manifestations worldwide will surely, and should surely, continue if such a defilement actually takes place. Via.