Govt spokesman in Greece: No issue of ban of Holy Communion raised
The issue of partaking in Holy Communion was again raised in Greece after a professor of genetics said the sacrament should be prohibited, due to the ongoing pandemic, or, that disposable spoons should be used during the sacrament. The statement, which again targets one of Christianity’s most sacred beliefs, generated an immediate response by Church hierarchs.
When asked by reporters whether the Greek government was considering such a ban, in the face of a resurgent Covid-19 outbreak, a relevant government spokesman merely said that, at the moment, no such issue has been raised by a committee of experts.
Most of the world’s Orthodox Primates have deflected attacks, often bordering on the blasphemous, against the Church and the partaking of the Holy Communion.
Orthodoxy and its ancient and junior Churches have been steadfast in underlining that the Holy Eucharist is not, and cannot, be a source of transmission of diseases — pointing directly to nearly 2,000 years of ecclesiastical tradition and historicity.