When do we swallow the Eucharist?


#1

Must we swallow the Eucharist before we return to the pew?


#2

Given that the host and the precious blood must be consumed immediately upon reception, usually yes. The only exception I can think of would be of a disabled person who is given Communion at the pew rather than coming forward in the Communion line. That person may certainly sit down while he finishes consuming the Eucharist.


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