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I haven't been a Presbyterian for very long, but as part of my initiation as a member, I was told that part of the reason not to have an altar which is a closed box such as more liturgical churches have was to allow people to see that there was nothing magic hidden inside the box that would suggest that communion involves transubstantiation.


cf. Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI Indulgentiatum Doctrina NORMS n.18—To the faithful in danger of death who cannot be assisted by a priest to bring them the sacraments and impart the apostolic blessing with its attendant plenary indulgence (according to canon 468, para. 2 of the Code of Canon Law) Holy Mother Church nevertheless grants a ...


You know that Jesus told us to go into our room and close the door behind us and to pray in secret to our Father in Heaven. The very first thing that I do when I do this is to always ask his pardon for my sins. I am always assured that Jesus is faithful and does indeed forgive my sins. Glory to God. Therefore, this being so....I do not need to have my sins ...

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