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Communicatio in sacris

Zvonko Pažin ; Catholic Faculty of Theology, J. J. Strossmayer University of Osijek, Đakovo, Croatia

Puni tekst: hrvatski, pdf (163 KB) str. 705-719 preuzimanja: 463* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Pažin, Z. (2013). Communicatio in sacris. Diacovensia, 21 (4), 705-719. Preuzeto s
MLA 8th Edition
Pažin, Zvonko. "Communicatio in sacris." Diacovensia, vol. 21, br. 4, 2013, str. 705-719. Citirano 22.10.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Pažin, Zvonko. "Communicatio in sacris." Diacovensia 21, br. 4 (2013): 705-719.
Pažin, Z. (2013). 'Communicatio in sacris', Diacovensia, 21(4), str. 705-719. Preuzeto s: (Datum pristupa: 22.10.2021.)
Pažin Z. Communicatio in sacris. Diacovensia [Internet]. 2013 [pristupljeno 22.10.2021.];21(4):705-719. Dostupno na:
Z. Pažin, "Communicatio in sacris", Diacovensia, vol.21, br. 4, str. 705-719, 2013. [Online]. Dostupno na: [Citirano: 22.10.2021.]

The article discusses communicatio in sacris, that is, a joint celebration of Christian mysteries by members of Churches that are not in communion. The first part gives a short historical overview of the issue. Throughout the history, different Christian communities accused one another of heresy and betraying the Gospel. However, with the Second Vatican Council, the Catholic Church explicitly recognizes the validity of the liturgy of the Eastern Churches, and expresses its appreciation for the spiritual heritage of those churches. Similarly, it also recognizes the validity of baptism in communities that grew out of the Reformation. When it comes to communicatio in spiritualibus, i.e. the non-sacramental worship of other Christian communities, there is a great possibility for participation of Catholic believers and ministers. However, communicatio in sacris, i.e. a joint celebration of Christian mysteries, especially the Eucharist, has very clear rules. Intercelebration, i.e. a joint celebration of the sacraments (especially the Eucharist) of a Catholic priest and a priest from a Church that is not in communion is not allowed. However, in special circumstances Catholics are allowed to receive the sacraments of the Eucharist, the Reconciliation and the Anointing of the Sick, when they are unable to get to their own church minister. In addition, with the permission of the Ordinary, Catholics can validly enter into the sacrament of marriage in a Church that is not in communion. In all these cases, reciprocity is assumed, i.e. that in the same circumstances a believer from a Church not in communion participates in the liturgy of the Catholic Church. In any case, while preserving the truth and personal regulations, the sharing in spiritual things and sacraments is the expression of the need of the present moment, and also of respect and Christian love, which are the requirements for the unity to which we aspire.

Ključne riječi
communicatio in spiritualibus (sharing in spiritual activity and resources); communicatio in sacris (sharing in the sacraments); intercelebration; ecumenism; ecumenical liturgy; Decree on Ecumenism (UR); Decree on the Catholic Churches of the Eastern Rite (OE)

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