This is why We Baptists Use those Little Lord’s Supper Bread-Bits…

And those cool little tiny individual glass cups for Communion.  Because sharing a cup with other people can be hazardous to your health.

Health officials say hundreds of people may have been exposed to hepatitis A while receiving communion on Christmas Day at a church on Long Island, N.Y.  The Nassau County Health Department said Monday it will offer vaccines this week to anyone who received communion at the church Dec. 25. A church spokesman told Newsday that the investigation was ongoing and that he could not identify who might have transmitted the virus.

2 thoughts on “This is why We Baptists Use those Little Lord’s Supper Bread-Bits…

  1. Joe 5 Jan 2011 at 5:33 am

    Several yrs back while waiting for someone at the Jaffa Gate in Jerusalem, I got the idea that touching those public mezzuot and then kissing ones hand may be a bad ‘career move’ health wise. I brought up the idea before colleagues who thought a study was due as if I was correct, this could alert the public to the dangers of such practices. Unfortunately, research funding was impossible to obtain however sometime later a study was conducted here at one of the local hospitals and sure enough the mezzot were akin to kissing a ‘petrie dish’ in terms of pathogens. While it was done in a hospital where sanation is important the fact that there was a danger here would seem to suggest in public places, the situation is probably worse.

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