Debunking the myth that today’s Communion in the hand revives an ancient custom

The ancient record [by St. Cyril of Jerusalem] bears witness to beliefs and attitudes that would, over time, develop into the longstanding traditional Communion praxis of both the Latin West and the Byzantine East. In the West, Communion on the tongue, kneeling, is the natural and suitable result of St. Cyril’s Eucharistic piety. The attempt to turn back the clock to antiquity — an antiquity, moreover, deceptively misrepresented and fictitiously reconstructed — is, in the end, nothing but a Trojan horse for Calvinistic sacramental theology.

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