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Is it possible to get sick from drinking from the Eucharistic cup?

Answer

Yes. The precious blood does not inoculate a cup against germs that cause illness.
Reasonable care should be taken to clean the cup between communicants. If there is an epidemic illness, it may be prudent to distribute only the host.

Raphael Benedict

Raphael Benedict

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6 Comments

  • Eileen Baston says:

    Dipping the host as in the old days would be nice.

  • Eileen Baston says:

    Dipping the host as in the old days would be nice.

  • I never worry about germs in the first place. Didn’t Jesus say He wanted us to live abundantly and without dismay? Surely He carries us always and if I do get sick from the blessed cup then it would be God’s Will so I will not worry.

  • I never worry about germs in the first place. Didn’t Jesus say He wanted us to live abundantly and without dismay? Surely He carries us always and if I do get sick from the blessed cup then it would be God’s Will so I will not worry.

  • Peter Spasic says:

    Why not use small glasses? After all, there are many congregations having mass at any given time – so they’re not all drinking from the one cup anyway.
    “it may be prudent to distribute only the host” – surely not. That would not be partaking in the body and blood…

  • Peter Spasic says:

    Why not use small glasses? After all, there are many congregations having mass at any given time – so they’re not all drinking from the one cup anyway.
    “it may be prudent to distribute only the host” – surely not. That would not be partaking in the body and blood…

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