Do the Episcopalian and Orthodox Churches have the Real Presence in the Eucharist?


#1

Hello,
Do the Episcopalian and Orthodox Churches have the real presence in the Eucharist? I thought this could only be done through Apostolic Succession. Also, can they take communion in the Catholic Church?

Thank you,
Tony


#2

The Orthodox Churches have valid Holy Orders while the Episcopal Church does not; therefore, only the former’s Eucharist is valid.

Concerning your second question, non-Catholics are normally not admitted to Communion in the Catholic Church. For details on this see Who Can Receive Communion?


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