Religion: Juice of the Grape

Is grape juice a proper substitute for wine at Holy Communion? In England last week, the Rev. M. B. Morgan told the lower house of the Convocation of Canterbury: "The Baptists, I understand, make it a condition of membership that the members shall be teetotalers." "Shame!" cried indignant members. Said the Venerable Percy Hartill, Archdeacon of Stoke-on-Trent: "Wine properly so called means fermented grape juice and not just grape juice .". . It is simply a question of whether the Church dares . . . to vary what our Lord appointed as the outward sign."

Then the members voted, 82 to 44,...

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