I’ve had this question in my mind for a few weeks but been hesitant to post about it…but here goes.
A young man at my (small) church started kneeling and receiving communion on the tongue a few months ago. He is always toward the end of the line and has not caused any “traffic flow” problems for anyone going up for communion.
Then a couple of weeks ago he knelt with his hands out in order to receive communion in the hand. I sit near the front and happened to see the priest give a bewildered look before giving the young man communion in the hand. (I know, my mind should have been elswhere and I should not have been looking. That, however, is not part of the question.)
Today, when the young man knelt with his palms up for communion in the hand the priest asked him to please stand up.
I am wondering if this is dealt with in any official documents?
I don’t want this to degenerate into a communion in the hand vs. communion on the tongue discussion. I don’t think that was actually the issue here. It would be more like: * is it permissible to receive communion in the hand while kneeling*.