Communion Question


#1

I was wondering if there is a special way that Italian Catholics( in Italy) receive communion?


#2

We are one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I would say no. I have watched the Papal Masses on TV and I would say it is the same way of receiving as we do in this country otherwise we would have been informed.


#3

Nope, I don’t think so. In Italy, they are allowed to receive either in the hand or on the tongue.


#4

So this leads to me asking, is the top hand suppose to be the hand you write with or is it always suppose to be your left?


#5

No; there are no rules about ‘handedness’ when receiving in the hand. Most folks are right-handed, and will usually receive in the left hand so that they can use their right to place the host in their mouth. Lefties will tend to do the opposite…


#6

Oh I see why I am befuddled. I am left handed but I use my left hand on top because in grade school I was taught to use the left hand because the right hand is not the clean hand, so we want a good place for God to be on thus you don’t use your primary hand.


#7

There is no such thing as a clean or unclean hand (unless there is visible dirt on one or another). You will not find that teaching anywhere in Catholicism. Do what you are comfortable doing.


#8

I don’t think their is a special way.


#9

Receive on the tongue: problem solved! :wink:


closed #10

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