[quote=T. More]Dennis: Many Protestant churches have weekly communion. Yours was an unfortunate (and admitedly common) situation. However, virtually all Anglican, Lutheran, and many other churches have weekly communion.
“And what about what Justin writes about the nature of the Eucharist and Baptism?”
I don’t understand the question. What did he write that is contrary to Protestant practice (with the possible exception of taking communion elements to the sick and invalid - does your parish do this?)? It is noteworthy that he was responding to claims of canibalism and he does call the elements of communion “bread, wine, and water.” He does not claim to be eating the physical flesh of Jesus.
You will note one other practice inconsistent with Catholicism. The bread and wine are distributed to the laity. The early church did not withhold the cup, unlike the modern RC church.
I have never had the cup withheld from me. I drink the precious blood every week.
Here is a quote from Justin,
“We call this food Eucharist, and **no one else is permitted to partake of it, except one who believes our teaching to be true and who has been washed in the washing which is for the remission of sins and for regeneration *** and is thereby living as Christ enjoined. **For not as common bread nor common drink do we receive these; but since Jesus Christ our Savior was made incarnate by the word of God and had both flesh and blood for our salvation, so too, as we have been taught, the food which has been made into the Eucharist by the Eucharistic prayer set down by him, and by the change of which our blood and flesh is nurtured, is both the flesh and the blood of that incarnated Jesus” **(*First Apology *66 [A.D. 151]).
And other references are here: