Post # 1
A google search of “married outside the catholic church” brings up about 19,700 results, whereas a search of “married outside the episcopal church” brings up….. NONE. Not one hit.
Does anyone know if that means that you can still take communion at an Episcopal church even if you didn’t get married in an Episcopal church?
Post # 3
I’m Episcopalian. My church allows any baptized Christian to receive communion. I think that’s the rule for many Episcopalian churches.
I’m not sure if that’s what you’re asking, though. Does that answer your question?
Post # 4
Oh, sorry! The Catholic church won’t let you receive communion if you’re not married in a Catholic church. They consider the marriage invalid, so you’re living in sin. If you were previously married you have to get it annulled before you can get married in the Catholic church. You can no longer take communion. Apparently if you do it’s considered a sin. And you can no longer be absolved of your sins when you go to confession.
I was wondering if the Episcopal church did the same thing. Technically I’m a Catholic, but for the last few years when I go to church I’ve gone to the Episcopal church because I like it better and I’ve thought about converting. We got married in a civil service because C isn’t religious. Of course, I never knew all of the above regarding how the Catholic church looks upon that! So I was just wondering how the Episcopal church sees it.
Post # 5
PP is correct. Any baptized Christian can receive communion in the Episcopal Church. Have you seen our signs? “The Episcopal Church Welcomes You.” 🙂
Post # 6
You are absolutely welcome to take communion at an Episcopal Church–as others have said, you need only be a baptized Christian. And I promise that they don’t check IDs at the altar rail. 🙂
Post # 7
I just wanted to echo everyone else, you are definitely welcome to take communion!