Acts of Receiving

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Several traditional acts of worship accompany the receiving of the Lord's Supper. Some form of "fraction," or breaking of the bread, is found in most observances of the rite. In addition, the distribution of the Eucharist may incorporate the Agnus Dei ("Lamb of God"), the acclamation "Christ Our Passover," and a concluding prayer of thanksgiving.


Fraction is the liturgical term for the breaking of the bread by the officiant during the celebration of the Eucharist. The fraction may...


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