Summer is getting closer and it's getting warmer, which means- shorts! As far as I know, the rule for clothing while taking Communion (for males) is clean clothes, long pants (even deacons), and the deacons must be in their tonyas. Why is it not allowed for anyone to take Communion in shorts? Also, since a deacon's tonya covers their knees and whatever pants or shorts they're wearing are hidden, why can't they wear shorts?
Thank you all.