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1. Communion, relationship, or association between persons or groups.
2. The practice by which members of different Christian denominations can receive Communion at one another's Eucharistic services or at a common service.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) association between Churches, involving esp mutual reception of Holy Communion
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(ˌɪn tər kəˈmyun yən)

1. mutual communion, association, or relations.
2. a communion service among members of different denominations.
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Noun1.intercommunion - participation in Holy Communion by members of more than one church (eg Catholic and Orthodox)
Communion, Holy Communion, manduction, sacramental manduction - the act of participating in the celebration of the Eucharist; "the governor took Communion with the rest of the congregation"
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[ˌɪntəkəˈmjuːnɪən] Nintercomunión f
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nBeziehungen pl
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(13) Timothy (Kallistos) Ware has observed that, for Ignatius, "various local churches are related to each other, not as part of a whole, but on the principle of mutual identity, because in each local Church there is celebrated the one, unique and indivisible Eucharist" (Timothy [Kallistos] Ware, "Church and Eucharist, Communion and Intercommunion," Sobornost, vol.
Never has the Holy See suggested Anglicanism repudiate women's ordination or disavow it in order to facilitate intercommunion between the two churches.
Accordingly, the paper asks not so much about criteria for intercommunion as about the conditions for eucharistic fellowship.
It does not [mean] intercommunion; it does not [mean] interchangeability of priests and pastors in any way.'" (5)
Disdainful non-participants would focus on its defiance of church laws, not only against ordaining women, but also against intercommunion with members of other denominations and faiths, while those in favor would focus on what they described as prophetic expression of the church at its visionary best, the church, perhaps, of the future.
Canberra assembly); extravagances during worship services or eucharistic celebrations; the whole issue of intercommunion in its many forms at various levels, creating questions and problems of conscience; practices that are alien not only to the Orthodox tradition but also to some parts of the Anglican and Protestant traditions (ordination of women, use of inclusive language in theology and worship, ambiguous theological positions taken by leading figures of the movement, moral and social positions provocative to the Orthodox tradition and ethos yet adopted and promoted by certain instruments of the ecumenical movement).
However, in the area where most was expected, theological dialogue, it has been comprehensively unsuccessful, ignoring worldwide trends and clinging to a comparative methodology, discussing issues such as intercommunion. As a result, despite the opportunity offered by the restructuring in the mid-1980's, it has failed to address the situation in Northern Ireland from a theological perspective as one would expect in a conflict that is considered to have a religious dimension.
Time and again, on issues such as celibacy, divorced and remarried Catholics, and intercommunion, the bishops resoundingly affirmed existing discipline, but also expressed deep concern for people who find themselves hurt or disadvantaged by these rules.
(7) "Intercommunion et unite", Istina, 14, 1969, p.236.
The Bonn Agreement of July 2, 1931, established intercommunion (now referred to as "full communion") between the Old Catholic Churches of the Union of Utrecht and the Church of England.
Though the bishops were still debating their propositions to be submitted to Pope Benedict XVI as NCR went to press, early drafts suggest that the bishops will largely reaffirm existing church discipline on most contentious points: clerical celibacy, the situation of divorced and remarried Catholics, and intercommunion with Protestants.
The United States Lutheran-Roman Catholic dialogue has committed to worship in each other's churches during our meetings, and, in order to respect the fact that intercommunion has not yet been declared, Lutherans receive a blessing at Mass and Catholics receive a blessing at the Lutheran liturgy.

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