5 JUNE 1909, Page 18


Sra,—I have read several letters on Communion in your recent issues, but to one unfamiliar with the Church of England these letters seem to repel one from, Father than attract one 'to, the English National Church. I had thought that in these days we had got back to the spirit of Christ, and that our Churches, national and others, whether English or Scottish, had become Christianised. "This do in remembrance of me" is the institution of Communion, and one fails to find in the Gospels any barrier such as seems to exist in the Church of England. Only this day Communion was intimated in the church to which I go, or what would be called across the Border "the chapel." It was announced as "open Com- munion," and if any qualification was inferred it was by some such words as these : "To all who love the Lord Jesus in sincerity and truth." I regret to think that it is the " con- firmed " only who are to commune. What a travesty on the life of Christ as we read of it in His teachings and His actions ! Were He appearing among us to-day I fear He would find Himself rejected by our Churobes.—I am, Sir, &e., A PRESBYTERIAN.