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How to Receive the Eucharist

This brief video shows how to receive the Eucharist, for children preparing to receive for the first time. 

Steps to receive on the hand:
- Bow to Jesus.
- Put your hands together, palms up, with your dominant hand underneath your other hand, like a throne for Our Lord.  
- When the minister says, "The Body of Christ," you say, "Amen."
- The minister will put the Body of Christ on your hand.  Use your bottom hand to put the host into your mouth.

Steps to receive on the tongue:
- Bow to Jesus.
- When the minister says, "The Body of Christ," you say, "Amen."
- Tilt your head back and put your tongue out a bit, as a throne for Him.  The minister will put the Body of Christ on your tongue.  

Steps to receive from the chalice:
- Bow to Jesus.
- When the minister says, "The Blood of Christ," you say, "Amen."
- Take the chalice with two hands, sip, and return it carefully.

(Making the Sign of the Cross after receiving the Eucharist is permitted but not prescribed; the model in the video does this as a private devotion.)