Others will offer wine in a communal cup or in small plastic cups for individual church members. Thus for churches to use grape juice instead of wine, is to destroy the imagery of the Holy Spirit in communion. The following letter was written in response to a question concerning Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s practice of using wine in communion. As a ruling elder who prepared Presbyterian communion with Welch’s, I wanted to pass on one protestant explanation of the water into wine miracle. Supposedly “new wine” was how the Romans referred to unfermented wine (i.e. Riiiiight. Indeed, in that place it is contrasted with wine.
For many years, probably from the time of the organization of this church as a separate congregation, the body has used grape juice in the Lord's Supper. Wine Versus Grape Juice in Presbyterian Churches In many Christian ceremonies such as the communion service, wine is traditionally used to signify a blessing or conclude a ritual.
Wine or Grape Juice My article from this week's Algona Upper Des Moines about the use of wine in the Lord's Supper: Q: Why do some churches use wine for Communion and others use grape juice? I went to a few christian churches before I went through Catholic.
Oddly enough, this question often sparks a great deal of controversy.
Some provide grape juice for thise that can't handle alcohol. There is a way of speaking of unfermented grape juice; it is found in Numbers 6:3 [literally, “to drink grapes”]. I know we have more than one recovering alcoholic at my church.
Wine was common in Jesus' time as a way to preserve the grapes. And yet, contrary to the habit of most Presbyterian churches in our country, Gainesville Presbyterian Church serves wine in the Lord’s Supper.
Therefore, in their communion, they use tiny cups of grape juice, and wafers of bread. Regarding children, in most of the United States it is not illegal for children to consume alcohol "in the performance of a religious ceremony or service." The following letter was written in response to a question concerning Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church’s practice of using wine in communion. As a ruling elder who prepared Presbyterian communion with Welch’s, I wanted to pass on one protestant explanation of the water into wine miracle. They did Lenten communion differently. Shop ahead if you can for bread and grape juice or wine. Now, each Sunday in Lent, three children bring in the plate with the bread, the communion pitcher with the wine, and the cup. Would someone that is a hardline "wine as God intended" say that isn't communion? It is published with the hope that it might provide understanding of an issue that impacts the spiritual health of …