John Calvin on Weekly Communion

Concerning the Fourth Lateral Council’s decision that the  faithful should partake of the Lord’s Supper once a year, Kim Riddlebarger’s summarizes Calvin’s position thusly:

John Calvin’s desire to see the Reformed churches celebrate the Lord’s Supper frequently is well known. Calvin spoke of the decision of the Fourth Lateran Council to celebrate the Supper annually as “a veritable inventionof the devil.” Calvin says “it should have been done far differently: the Lord’s Table should have been spread at least once a week for the assembly of  Christians, and the promises declared in it should feed us spiritually.”

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