Religion: Common Cup & Intinction

And the Minister who delivereth the Cup shall say, The Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ, which was shed for thee, preserve thy body and sold unto everlasting life. Drink this in remembrance that Christ's Blood was shed for thee, and be thankful. On this passage in the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer is based a rule, observed in 95% of the Church's 8,222 parishes and missions, that at Holy Communion all who wish to partake shall go to the altar rail and take a sip of sherry from a common chalice. The cup...

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