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Celebrating Communion from the North Side with the U.S. 1928 Book of Common Prayer

Some have suggested that the historic Anglican practice of celebrating Holy Communion from the North Side (called the Right Side in some texts) of the Holy Table while using the 1928 American Book of Common Prayer is inappropriate and is out of conformity with the rubrics. This essay will repudiate that claim and demonstrate that the practice of celebrating Holy Communion from the North Side of the Holy Table is a venerable and beneficial practice, both for congregations and clergy.