The question of "open communion," meaning by that an invitation to ALL (without reference to status as baptized or confirmed) is being discussed in Anglicanland.
The Anglican Church of Canada House of Bishops recently opined that there can be no open communion in the ACoC presently and they see no hope for any change in the immediate future. Various parishes in The Episcopal Church are clear about inviting All to come to Communion, while most are more reticent. Perhaps they remember the statement of the Inter Anglican Standing Committee on Ecumenical Relations (IASCER) in 2007, which "reminds all Anglicans that this practice is contrary to Catholic order as reflected in principles of canon law common to all the Churches of the Anglican Communion."
At any event, there continues to be both support and opposition to this practice, and it will figure, along with lay presidency of the Eucharist, in the next round of church battles. I am not particularly looking forward to those battles!
Simon Mein, over on Simonsurmises, has just this week written a fine essay on Eucharistic Spirituality. It is not directly about the issue of open communion, but it raises the historically radical inclusion of Jesus at table, on which our Eucharist is spiritually based. So, go read that essay.
Simon writes, " In his practice Jesus was, in effect, giving an answer to a pressing contemporary question: “Who is a true member of the chosen People of God?” His answer was so radical that it was one of the main factors in his eventual execution as a heretic. Everyone is a member of God’s family he said, even those who are excluded by your purity laws. This is clear in Mt. 9.10f: “As he sat at dinner in the house, many tax collector and sinners came and were sitting with him and his disciples”.
Remembering that those who Jesus gathered with at meal, and indeed his own immediate followers, were not exclusively persons baptized or made pure by any other means, what does Jesus at meal tell us about open communion?