April 30th, 2013
[pay''-doe-kuh-myoon''-yun] (Greek paidos, “infant” or “child” + Latin communio, “common union” (communion) or “fellowship”)
Paedocommunion describes the practice of allowing infants or small children to the Lord’s communion table. This practice was common in the early church. Today, the Eastern Orthodox church allows for all baptized children to receive communion. This practice is not common in the Protestant or Catholic church.