Talk:Ablution in Christianity
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I edited the section that has to do with reserving the Eucharist in the Eastern Church, but then took the following paragraphs out, because they didn't seem relevant to the article:
"The Eucharist is not reserved in the same manner as in the Western (Roman Catholic) Church, for the purpose of adoration. Orthodox always reserve both the Body and the Blood of Christ. To accomplish this, a portion of the Blood of Christ is poured over the Lamb (Host) that is to be reserved. It is then cut into small portions, dried and placed in the Tabernacle.
"Eastern Theology frowns upon receiving the Eucharist outside of the Divine Liturgy (or Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts) except for the ill, infirm, or homebound. The Eastern Church views the Eucharist as medicinal for the body and soul and only useful to the faithful if consumed." MishaPan 23:26, 14 March 2007 (UTC)
I would oppose merging this article with the one on ritual purification. Ablution referrs specifically to washing with water; whereas ritual purification referrs to maintaining a ritual state--which may be accomplished as much by abstainig from certain behaviors as by performing certain acts (which may or may not involve the use of water). MishaPan 18:36, 21 March 2007 (UTC)
- The problem is that ritual purification refers to larger practice, and not in the same religions.
- Moreover, most of links refer to generality on ablution. Ablution in Christianity should be an other page, linked to special pages for that religion, like the Dutch's one. This page should be linked with languages referring to ablution in Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Hinduism, together (and maybe others).