Thursday, April 30, 2009

Worry Not About What You Are To Drink

The Washington Post reassures those coming to the altar rail in the midst of swine flu anxiety:

Clay Morris, the Episcopal Church USA's program officer for worship and spirituality, said research shows that the practice of sharing the common cup at Eucharist generally carries a very low risk of infection. But the practice of dipping the wafer, called intinction, may carry a higher risk since fingers are also often dipped into the wine.
One reason it's safe to sip is that the real presence, Episcopal Church-style, features real wine. The main reason: God won't permit it!

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