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Resolution Number: 2006-D084
Title: Uphold Baptism as a Requirement of Receiving Holy Communion
Legislative Action Taken: Concurred as Amended
Final Text:

Resolved, That the 75th General Convention recognize the position of the Constitution and Canons (I.17.7), that only those who have been baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion; and be it further

Resolved, That the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops, in deliberate consultation with the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and others they may deem appropriate, provide to the 76th General Convention a pastoral and theological understanding of the relationship between Holy Baptism and eucharistic practice.

Citation: General Convention, Journal of the General Convention of...The Episcopal Church, Columbus, 2006 (New York: General Convention, 2007), p. 683.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

Author: The Rev. John S. Liebler (Central Florida)
Originating House: House of Bishops
Originating Committee: Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music

House of Bishops

The House of Bishops Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music presented its Report #49 on Resolution D084 (Upholding Communion of the Baptized) and moved adoption with amendment.

Original Text of Resolution:

(D084)

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 75th Convention reaffirm the historic teaching of the Christian Church throughout the centuries, the consistent witness of our ecumenical partners, and the explicit provision of the Constitution and Canons (I.17.7), that only those who have been baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion.

Committee Amendment:

Resolved, the House of Deputies concurring, That the 75th General Convention recognize the position of reaffirm the historic teaching of the Christian Church throughout the centuries, the consistent witness of our ecumenical partners, and the explicit provision ofthe Constitution and Canons (I.17.7), that only those who have been baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion; and be it further

Resolved, That the Theology Committee of the House of Bishops, in deliberate consultation with the Standing Commission on Liturgy and Music, and others they may deem appropriate, provide to the 76th General Convention a pastoral and theological understanding of the relationship between Holy Baptism and eucharistic practice.

Motion carried

Resolution adopted with amendment

(Communicated to the House of Deputies in HB Message #221)

House of Deputies

The House of Deputies Committee on Prayer Book, Liturgy and Church Music presented its Report #35 on HB Message #221 on Resolution D084 (Upholding Communion of the Baptized) and moved concurrence.

The House concurred

(Communicated to the House of Bishops in HD Message #215)

Resolution Concurred by Both Houses, June 21.

Abstract:   The 75th General Convention recognizes only those who have been baptized shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion.