Communion ritual unchanged in Orthodox Church despite virus

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One by one, the children and adults line up for the centuries-old ritual of Holy Communion, trying to keep a proper social distance. The priest dips a spoon into the chalice of bread and wine, which the faithful believe is the body and blood of Christ, and puts it into the mouth of the first person in line.

Then, with a move that would alarm an epidemiologist, he dips the spoon back into the chalice and then into the next person's mouth.

Again and again, through the entire congregation.

Contrary to what science says, the Greek Orthodox Church...


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Communion ritual unchanged in Orthodox Church despite virus


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