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DISTRIBUTION OF COMMUNION

Liturgical reception of Holy Communion by the faithful. Communion is to be received either kneeling, and then "no other sign of reverence to the Blessed Sacrament is required," or standing, in which case a sign of reverence should be made before receiving.

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