canon law

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canon law

A body of law and edicts that arise from and are adopted by an ecclesiastic authority, which guides how Christian organisations are governed.
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Current church law, Canon B8, stipulates that clergy celebrating communion must wear either a surplice, the white frock-like vestment, or alb - the hooded garment with a stole around the neck.
Constitution stops at their door and that they follow a different law, canon law.
Also in keeping with this authority, the Church legislates, "Those upon whom the penalty of excommunication or interdict has been imposed or declared, and others who obstinately persist in manifest grave sin, are not to be admitted to Holy Communion" (The Code of Canon Law, Canon 915).