[quote="de_Tocqueville, post:19, topic:238101"]
But I was quite uncomfortable there. Because I did not believe this was really the body and blood of Christ, I did not kneel or bow to the altar or anything like that. It was very strange. With respect to Episcopalians, it felt sacrilegious, treating something like the body and blood of Christ when it in fact isn't. So in a big way I feel much better going to an Evangelical service where communion is viewed as simply symbolic. But because Anglicans/Episcopalians (as I understand it) believe in transubstantiation of some kind, isn't there a kind of sacrilege here that Catholics should be very careful about?
Consubstantiation, if I'm correct meaning that Christ is present with the bread and the wine, but not actually the bread and the wine.
[quote="TrueLight, post:68, topic:241932"]
On another note, in my diocese, the Episcopal priests from their diocsean cathedral are given communion at our diocsean cathedral. When I saw this at the mass on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (a doctrine they accept), I asked the rector of the cathedral about it. He said our bishop has given them permission to receive while in our cathedral. Does this seem unusual or scandalous to anyone? I'm not really sure what to think about it. They do believe it to be the true body and blood so I'm not particularly bothered by it, but I wonder what everyone else thinks.
Is this an Anglo-Catholic community? I'm confused myself.
I'm also confused by your post; if you don't believe the Eucharist is literal, why did you join the Church?