[quote="Student09, post:14, topic:181824"]
What is at issue is not whether it was the "cup Jesus drank from" but whether it was the cup used at the institution of the Eucharist - that is, the first chalice to hold the blood of Jesus Christ. It was the Passover, and a special ceremonial cup would have been used. After Jesus told the disciples "This is my blood," how do you think they reacted? Do you think they just said, "Yeah whatever," and didn't care? Or did they believe him?
I don't know whether it's the original cup or not, but the idea that the apostles would simply dismiss what Jesus had told them and never take any care to preserve the things that He had touched, and the very vessel which they believed had contained His blood, just seems illogical to me. I mean, people were running after Him to touch the hem of his cloak with faith that they would be healed. If the hem of His cloak was conceived to be so special because of its contact with Him, wouldn't the ceremonial cup that He used to institute a practice as important as the Eucharist, be far more special and worthy of care and preservation?
Whether you and I believe it to be the cup or not is not the issue. All of us can have an opinion.
The Church has not declared it to be authentic. Doesn't that give you a clue. The OP posted that it is the true cup. What does the OP know that the Church doesn't?