Eucharistic Common Cup Resumes on November 27
We have resumed the use of the common cup (Eucharistic chalice) as part of our practice of receiving Holy Communion.
St. Mary’s ongoing objective is that our Eucharistic practices remain physically safe and consistently reflect the fullness of the hope given to us in this Sacrament. Communicants have the option to sip and consume the consecrated wine at communion. There will be a thorough wiping of the rim of the chalice between each communicant. No intinction (e.g. dipping host into the consecrated wine) will be allowed. We ask that any symptomatic person refrain from sharing in the common cup.
Partaking in the Common Cup is optional. Eucharistic doctrine of The Episcopal Church affirms the simultaneous presence of Christ's body and blood in each of the eucharistic elements. Communion under one element, either the consecrated bread or wine, is considered a full communion.
We rejoice that we have reached this milestone in our common life. Our longing to receive communion in both kinds speaks to our desire to be one with Christ and one another in the Eucharistic feast and participate in this Sacrament that, along with the Baptism, most makes us who we are: the Body of Christ.
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