For Immediate Release
Friday, June 25, 2021
Recent discussions within the hierarchy of the Catholic Church have centered on whether those who support abortion rights will be allowed to receive Holy Communion, and the matter seems targeted at U.S. President Joe Biden.
“We want President Biden and his family to know they are welcome at our churches – and our communion tables – regardless of politics or particular policy issues,” said Rev. Cecilia Eggleston, moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches (MCC).
Since its inception in 1968, MCC has prided itself on practicing open communion.
“As one of our pastors eloquently put it, we are appointed to be ambassadors for the Communion Table, not its gatekeepers,” Eggleston said. “Those who seek Christ should be allowed to seek Him – as they are, where they are, as who they are. We have a thriving congregation in Washington, and we would welcome the First Family – and anyone else – to worship with us and receive communion with no questions asked.”
MCC of Washington, D.C. is located at 474 Ridge St. NW. Service times are at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sundays.