The Apostles were the first bishops of the Church. This reason for Holy Communion in the hand blurs the distinction between the sacramental priesthood and the priesthood of the faithful.
How about when the early Christains broke bread in their homes?? In the letter of James he notes in the third chapter how the tongue can defile the whole body. ( James 3:6)
St. James wasn’t talking about Holy Communion. He was talking about how what we say can defile the whole body. You took this out of context to prove your point. It’s very disingenuous of you.
Just like in the Sacrament of Reconciliation, where we have the choice of “face to face” or “behind the screen”, we have the choice of receiving the Eucharist on the tongue or in the hand.
Our Blessed Mother held the “Bread of Life” in her hands before and after He died. She was His first and best disciple. God Bless
Our Blessed Mother is also immaculate. Are you saying you’re without sin too?
Your arguments for Holy Communion in the hand are very weak. You distort Sacred Scripture and use the Apostles, the first bishops, and the Blessed Mother, who was conceived without sin, to defend a practice that was stopped in the early Church and only brought back 30 years ago.
Do you know that every particle of the host contains the entire body, blood, soul, and divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ? Do you know that if you wipe your hands without removing all the particles you have just wiped off our Lord on a piece of clothing? Where is the reverence in that?
Receiving Holy Communion in the hand is allowed, but is it a good practice? We have a majority of Catholics who no longer believe in the Real Presence. Anyone telling me it has nothing to do with allowing Holy Communion in the hand will have to explain why this happened after receiving in the hand was allowed.
Coincidence? I don’t think so.
BTW, this is my 400th post!