Communion table

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Communion Table)
Jump to: navigation, search
Communion table in the Münster in Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

A Communion table is used by many Protestant churches, particularly from Reformed, Baptist, Congregational, and non-denominational traditions, for the preparation of the Eucharist (or "Lord's Supper").

The use of a simple table instead of an altar reflects these churches' rejection of any suggestion of sacrifice in the Holy Communion: they believe that the Passion of Jesus Christ was a perfect sacrifice for sins made once for all (Hebrews 9:25-10:4).

The table may be very simple, adorned perhaps with only a linen cloth, or with an open Bible and a pair of candlesticks. Some Communion tables often bear the inscription Do This in Remembrance of Me from the Last Supper (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24), indicating the belief in Holy Communion being a memorial rather than a sacrifice. Such a table may be temporary, being moved into place when there is a Communion Service.

See also[edit]

External Links[edit]