Bowing before receiving Holy Communion

Bowing before receiving Holy Communion
Question from on 07-13-2007:
Dear Mr. Donovan,

When should the bow take place before receiving Holy Communion? Should it happen before you have approached the minister (ie when one person is receiving before you) or while you are directly in front of the minister?

Answer by Colin B. Donovan, STL on 07-30-2007:
It should be when the person in front of you is receiving, so as not to delay the distribution of Communion or endanger the Eucharist, by accidentally coming up under the ciborium or chalice.

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