[quote="JillianRose, post:8, topic:288224"]
THANK YOU!!! Finally an answer to the second part of my question. Also, I have never heard of this spoon thing. I thought it was a reference that I am acting like a baby. YOu can not assume everyone is at the same level in their walk with their Catholic Faith. Making a one liner without explanation sounds like an insult.;)
I am happy to just take the waffer!! :D Unless it is 80 proof wine I doubt the flu is killed. I have two words: BACK WASH! :p As long as I am not getting LESS of the body I am ok with that!! lol :D:p
The way you write about the Sacred Body and Blood in communion sounds a bit too casual and disrespectful to me.
The Host is not usually referred to as a wafer. The whole backwash comment is very unnecessary.
[quote="7_Sorrows, post:12, topic:288224"]
you may not drop like a fly, but you can get a bug! ;)
This lack of confidence in the Holy Eucharist is disturbing. Is this attitude of yours common in your parish?
In the Byzantine-Slavonic rite where Constantine (above) worships, the Body and Blood are distributed together, the same golden spoon goes into every mouth and back into the chalice.
They have been doing this for many hundreds of years in just the same way. Millions of people take communion this way still.
Then, after everyone has been served, the priest takes that chalice back to the altar area, and while everyone else is singing the priest consumes the entire remainder, every last drop.
Please don't think of the Holy Eucharist in terms of bugs. Thank God every day that this great gift is yours to share in.