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Sacrament for the isolated

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:40 pm
by joannedelsahatch
Can M... Priesthood bless the sacrament over the phone and let members without priesthood in their homes and not aloud visitors at all prepare and take sacrament?

Re: Sacrament for the isolated

Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:37 pm
by jdlessley
The General Handbook, 8.9, contains the policies and procedures for the sacrament. In 18.9.2 it states "Teachers, priests, and Melchizedek Priesthood holders may prepare the sacrament." "Priests and Melchizedek Priesthood holders may bless the sacrament." and "Deacons, teachers, priests, and Melchizedek Priesthood holders may pass the sacrament." Without being physically present it is not possible for them to perform the ordinance.

As far as nonmembers partaking of the sacrament General Handbook, 18.9.3, states "Although the sacrament is for members of the Church, nothing should be done to prevent others from partaking of it."