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Besinning oor die viering van die Heilige Nagmaal

J. H. van Wyk
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 25, No 2 | a1375 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v25i2.1375 | © 1991 J. H. van Wyk | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 07 June 1991 | Published: 07 June 1991

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J. H. van Wyk,, South Africa

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Abstract

A wide variety of forms in which Christians partake of Holy Communion still exists today. Calvin preferred the communio ambulatoria (communicants walking to and from the table), while Zwingli practised the communio sedentaria (communicants stayed seated in the pews). A variant of the latter practice is found in the Dutch Reformed Church in South Africa. Since the sixteenth century a form of table-community has developed in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands and thence spread worldwide amongst Reformed Churches. This is still the practice today in the Reformed Churches in South Africa. This wide variety of forms raises the question whether Scripture demands only one form of participation / communion. The author investigates the question and concludes by indicating some ways of finding an answer.

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