Archbishop of Canterbury Home Page News Press Releases Guidance on communion during swine flu pandemic
Guidance on communion during swine flu pandemic
Thursday 23 July 2009
The Archbishops of Canterbury and York have written to Bishops in the Church of England recommending the suspension of the sharing of the chalice at communion.
The Archbishops’ letter follows advice from the Department of Health not to share “common vessels” for food or drink.
For those who wish still to offer both bread and wine, the Archbishops have recommended use of “personal intinction by the presiding minister” allowing the priest to dip communion wafers in the chalice before handing them out to communicants. …
Not happening with Catholics I hope.
Also note the terms …“wafer”, and “bread and wine”. The “Real Presence” is strangely not the image coming to mind.