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Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion

Norman Doe

in Canon Law in the Anglican Communion

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198267829
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191683381 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267829.003.0010
Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Communion

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This chapter examines the practice of the rites of baptism, confirmation, and Holy Communion in churches of the Anglican Communion. Anglican churches regulate the administration of these rites by means of provisions on celebration, preparation, admission, and exclusion and they are subject to the oversight of the diocesan bishop. Most church laws are consistent with the resolutions of the Lambeth Conference. One of the most radical juridical readjustments in church law on initiation was the admission of the unconfirmed to the Holy Communion.

Keywords: Anglican Communion; baptism; confirmation; Holy Communion; diocesan bishop; Lambeth Conference

Chapter.  17049 words. 

Subjects: Constitutional and Administrative Law

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