Actually, it's against Catholic rules for a catholic to receive communion outside of a Catholic church. So I would have to say no, I seriously doubt they would let you since as a Lutheran you are technically a heretic (cue burning at the stake scene circa 15Th century).
We ask that you do not. You could pretend to be one of us and fool almost any priest. You are generous to invite us to your communion. We know it is a scandal that we ask you to stay apart, but we hope that someday in the future the barriers that there are will be erased. Unfortunately, they are there and we cannot ignore them so today is not that day.
No. The RC church believes that they are the one true church (as do many other religious groups). The RC dictates that you must be baptized RC in order to receive RC communion. Whoever said RCs cannot accept communion in other Churches is wrong. Anglicans believe that ANYONE who is baptize din ANY church can receive communion. So does the United and probably many other denominations.
We are not allowed to take communion in your church, either. Not by your rules: but ours.
Which is kinda funny because we allow Orthodox to take communion in our churches, but they are rarely allowed to (only if they live 100's of miles away from an Orthodox Church).
It's not about "returning the favor" -- it's about the belief in what the Eucharist is. We believe it is the Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ. Protestants view the Eucharist as "symbolic".
nope sorry, they have their own set of rules/regulations, doesn't seem to matter if your a Christian, you are not welcome to partake in the Eucharist, more for them, Jesus would;t care, He desires us to come as we are, but again, they do not play by Jesus' teachings, but alas, you knew this, right??? Peace/Love God Bless
While Lutherans and Catholics do believe in True Presence, we have different teachings regarding the exact nature of it. Catholics believe in Transubstantiation and Lutherans believe in Sacramental Union. As such, neither one is welcome at the others table. And Lutherans have never had open communion with Catholics, not even the ELCA.
Also, taking communion is also stating that you believe and honor all the doctrine and teachings of the other church. As Lutherans, we are not in communion (in common) with the Catholic church.
So... if you go to Mass, you can approach the altar, but go with your arms crossed in front of you and the Priest will offer you a blessing. You are not to commune... as a Lutheran it would be against our teachings, and as a Lutheran, you are not welcome.
ETA: Andrea, your church probably teaches that Holy Communion is a symbol and not real. That is a HUGE difference for those of us that believe and know that Christ is Truly Present in Holy Communion and that it is a sacrament from God.
No one will physically stop you, but technically Catholics should neither take communion from a Lutheran mass nor should Lutherans from a Catholic mass. The reason is our differences in understanding of the Eucharist, similar as they are.
But I am more than happy to have you at our parish to worship with us. Perhaps I'll come by your church and offer prayers alongside you as well.
This is sad looking at these answers..Jesus said we should be ONE body with Him as the head..there is no one true Church..the Church of Christ is made up of all believers from all walks of life not by religious title's. These rules are man made and not of God. I'm sure when true believers enter heaven God will not say only Catholics can partake in the marriage supper of the Lamb. In my Church as long as a person is a believer in Christ and has been baptized then they can take communion. It is sad that people allow religious doctrines to distance themselves from each other. When Jesus returns He will stop this and we will see who were His true followers and who were just following man-made rituals trying to act "Holy"