Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Some churches changing the Eucharist for Swine Flu

You know that people are really getting worried about H1N1 (a.k.a. Swine) flu when churches begin changing their practice of Communion and putting into place rules first enacted during the Black Plague.

Somehow I think this is an overreaction, but then Christ merely said to share the bread and the wine. There is already a diversity over how the sharing is done - for example, my church uses grape juice instead of wine - so these changed practices are well within the established practices of the Church. Still it is interesting to see how we are adapting to this new disease.

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