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'''Full communion''' is the normal relationship among [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] and [[autonomy|autonomous]] churches of the Orthodox Church.  [[Clergy]] may [[concelebration|concelebrate]] and the [[laity|faithful]] of those churches may worship and receive the [[sacraments]] at each other's [[parish]] and [[monastery|monastic]] communities.
A break in communion is known as [[schism]], and may be brief or prolonged.  Usually the term ''schism'' is not used except when the break has no definite end in sight.  A suspension of concelebration is not the same as a break in communion—faithful and clergy may still receive the sacraments together at each other's [[altar]]s, but clergy may not celebrate divine [[services]] together.  When a suspension in concelebration has occurred, the phrase ''full communion'' is not typically used to describe those churches' relation with each other.

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