Friday, July 8, 2011

No Private Oblations (Laodicea - Canon 58)

The Oblation must not be made by bishops or presbyters in any private houses.

An oblation is any offering, but the intention here concerns the bread and cup of the Lord's Supper being taken only on the local church. With the degree of concern during this time to avoid secret dealings and promote the unity of the local church, this rule might be expected.

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