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Curious About Your Opinion On This

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by Chesterton, Feb 23, 2020.

  1. nutroll

    nutroll Veteran

    United States
    Eastern Orthodox
    I would suggest that it is best to feed a child in the narthex or cry room if available, not for modesty's sake or because it's scandalous, but because we don't eat in church. Little kids, especially babies won't necessarily be keeping a pre-communion fast, but if they need to eat should leave the nave so that the only food they associate with church is the Eucharist. This might not always be possible, but should be what we strive for. I don't like to see parents giving their kids snacks during liturgy, even if I know they aren't fasting before communion. Babies are different than toddlers or slightly older children but patterns establish early if we're not careful.