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The Prayer Book rites for Holy Eucharist include Disciplinary Rubrics authorizing the priest to bar from communion those who are living a notoriously evil life, those who have done wrong to their neighbors and are a scandal to others of the congregation, and those who hate other members of the congregation and refuse to forgive them. A priest who bars a person from communion must notify the bishop within fourteen days and explain the reasons for refusing communion (BCP, p. 409). 




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