Wesley on Communion

"...if we consider the Lord's Supper as a command of Christ, no man can have any pretence to Christian piety, who does not recieve it (not once a month, but) as often as he can."

-John Wesley, The Duty of Constant Communion, (section 21)

I thought it was an ironic quote since many United Methodist Churches recieve Holy Communion precisely only once a month.

I suppose, in so far as many of us don't yet practice weekly Communion, we do have a wonderul opportunity then to conform ourselves closer to Wesleyan theology, closer to the larger Anglican Tradition that Wesleyanism flows from, and indeed, closer to the universal/catholic practice of the Early Church: by taking up a weekly celebration of Holy Communion.

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