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[quote:1gf6m3u1]Oh, okay. Out of curiosity, can Orthodox recieve Communion if there are not other Orthodox churches nearby? I am assuming not?[/quote:1gf6m3u1]
To be clear…. most Orthodox members will tell you that they are not in Communion with the Roman Catholic Church and will NEVER permit intercommunion…. at least the ones I have spoken too… I’m not sure if this is Orthodox doctrine, but heck, without a Pope, who knows what they believe! <img loading=” title=”Razz” />

To answer your question:
[color=blue:1gf6m3u1]125. Catholic ministers may lawfully administer the sacraments of penance, Eucharist and the anointing of the sick to members of the Eastern Churches, who ask for these sacraments of their own free will and are properly disposed. In these particular cases also, due consideration should be given to the discipline of the Eastern Churches for their own faithful and any suggestion of proselytism should be avoided.[129][/color:1gf6m3u1]

Here’s a link so you can read the entire document if you wish:
http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/PCCUECU.HTM#4

Peace,
Scott