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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 06:21 AM

Greek Orthodox church says 'holy cup cannot carry disease', allows congregations to share spoon

From https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-03-14/church-religious-groups-say-coronavirus-cannot-infect-them/12055476

Greek Orthodox church says 'holy cup cannot carry disease', allows congregations to share spoon

By Jessica Longbottom
Updated Sat at 2:21am

Greek Orthodox churches across the country will allow congregations of hundreds of people to sip wine from the same spoon during mass because "the holy cup cannot carry disease," the Archdiocese said.

Greek Orthodox priests dip a spoon into a chalice of wine and place it into the mouths of parishioners, as part of communion during mass. The spoon and chalice remain the same throughout the ceremony.

A spokesperson for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, Steven Scoutas, said anyone showing signs of illness should stay away from church gatherings.

"But once we decide to go to church, we believe there is absolutely no possibility of contracting disease from the holy cup," he said.

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Reply Greek Orthodox church says 'holy cup cannot carry disease', allows congregations to share spoon (Original post)
sl8 Mar 2020 OP
Sherman A1 Mar 2020 #1
SamKnause Mar 2020 #2
3Hotdogs Mar 2020 #8
SamKnause Mar 2020 #9
COLGATE4 Mar 2020 #12
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #3
sl8 Mar 2020 #5
dewsgirl Mar 2020 #7
sl8 Mar 2020 #10
democratisphere Mar 2020 #4
LastDemocratInSC Mar 2020 #6
pansypoo53219 Mar 2020 #11

Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 06:33 AM

1. Pardon me for a moment

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 06:38 AM

2. Stupid gullible people.

This is worse than the churches that handle snakes.

How many people will get infected ???

How many people will die ???

This is insanity !!!!!!!!

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Response to SamKnause (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:34 AM

8. What'ja got against them rattley-snakes?

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:39 AM

9. ...

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 10:02 AM

12. Check out this little ditty

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 06:45 AM

3. The whole fucking world is in denial.😬

Minus South Korea.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:07 AM

5. Don't forget the role religion played in the virus spreading in South Korea.

A couple of weeks ago the BBC reported that more than half of all infections involved members of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus. I haven't kept up with that aspect of the story, though.

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Response to sl8 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:24 AM

7. I believe the President/PM of SK was pressing charges of

attempted murder against the leader who was telling the followers CV was a hoax...i kind of summed it up.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #7)

Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:47 AM

10. Gotcha, thanks. n/t

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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 07:17 AM

6. "Don't bogart that cup, my friend......"

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Mon Mar 16, 2020, 08:01 AM

11. WHEW. I am a lapsed lutheran. our church had individual little cups since like the 60's.

mmm, communion port.

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