In receiving it the communicant must not touch the host with his finger; otherwise it loses its virtue.
- The three creeds which may be called oecumenical, although the measure of their acceptance by the universal church has not been uniform, represent three distinct types provided for the use of the catechumen, the communicant, and the church teacher respectively.
The inner circle of communicant members is hardly more than one-third of the total.
Since 1853 a lay deputy to the Convention has been required to be a communicant (ib.
Unleavened bread was to be used and placed not in the hand but in the mouth of the communicant.
After the Augsburg 2 He read the usual service, but omitted everything that taught a propitiatory sacrifice; he did not elevate the Host, and he gave both the bread and the cup into the hands of every communicant.