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Communion without Baptism?

The “open table” or “communion without baptism” debate has been raging on for a couple of decades in the Episcopal Church.  While the Canons of the Episcopal Church (1.17.7) still indicate that “no unbaptized person shall be eligible to receive Holy Communion in this Church,” the practice of distributing communion to the unbaptized has gained traction.  Here are a handful of articles from either side of the “open communion” debate.