Petition 81533

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Lay Speaker (81533-DI-¶267.3)

Add e) to ¶267.3 as follows:
  
e) To assist in the distribution of the elements of Holy Communion whenever celebrated upon request by the pastor of the church of which the lay speaker is a member.

Rationale

We know that the administration of the Holy Communion is a sacramental function to be performed by the ordained clergy, licensed local pastor and if possible by duly authorized lay people especially in the distribution of Lord's Supper.
There is indeed a dearth of ordained clergy and even licensed local...