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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:12 AM

Coronavirus Vs. The Church: Orthodox Traditionalists Stand Behind The Holy Spoon

Efforts to slow the spread of coronavirus have rekindled a millennium-old debate within Christianity.

Should Eastern Orthodox priests use a shared spoon to distribute sacramental bread and wine to churchgoers?

The debate has resurfaced amid unprecedented coronavirus measures that are compelling religious institutions around the world to temporarily alter some traditional practices.

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"We believe that no virus or disease can be transmitted through communion," said Metropolitan Ilarion, of the Moscow Patriarchate, on Rossia-24 on March 7.


https://www.rferl.org/a/coronavirus-vs-the-church-orthodox-traditionalists-stand-behind-the-holy-spoon/30492749.html

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:38 AM

1. Holy fuck.

Smdh

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 05:40 AM

2. Darwinism in real time...

God is telling them to "wake up!" They simply refuse to hear.

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Wed Mar 18, 2020, 08:57 AM

3. Thinning the herd.

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