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232 • Part II. The Sacraments: The Faith Celebrated

§4). Members of the Orthodox Churches, the Assyrian Church

of the East, and the Polish National Catholic Church are urged

to respect the discipline of their own Churches. According to

Roman Catholic discipline, the Code of Canon Law does not

object to the reception of communion by Christians of these

Churches (CIC, can. 844 §3).

For Those Not Receiving Holy Communion

All who are not receiving Holy 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 Christ. While we cannot admit them to Holy

Communion, we ask them to offer their prayers for the peace

and unity of the human family.

All my other senses, cannot now perceive,

But my hearing, taught by faith, always will believe:

I accept whatever God the Son has said:

Those who hear the Word of God, by the truth are fed.

—St. Thomas Aquinas,

Adoro Te Devote


God with Hidden Majesty


trans. Anthony G. Petti