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A Maundy Thursday Visual

This is what communion looked like in Lutheran Churches in Bavaria in 1608. All the images of communion from the 16th-18th centuries included in the monograph I wrote about last week show the same method of distribution: the celebrant distributes the Body at one location to one kneeling communicant, who then moves to a second location to receive the Blood from the deacon. There are two single file lines for communicants, one at each location.

Pr. H. R.Comment