Participation in the Holy Eucharist

The following was adapted from Resolution A43 of the 1979 General Convention by The Rev. Canon J. Robert Wright, professor of ecclesiastical history at General Theological Seminary:

All visitors are welcome to share the Holy Eucharist who have been baptized with water, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and who have been admitted to the Holy Eucharist in their own church. We are all called to repent our sins and to approach the Holy Eucharist as an expression of the Real Presence of Jesus Christ. Many visitors who desire on this occasion to receive the Eucharist in the Episcopal Church find in it the means to strengthen their life within the Christian family and their participation in the church to which they belong, as we pray and work that God’s Church may be one.