This is a silly thread, I know, but my SO wants me to ask, because he says that I don’t know what I’m talking about since I was never a church goer, and he was when he was young.
He insists that only the priest drinks the wine at communion, although the congregation can eat the waffer or bread. I told him that this was likely an adaptation of individual churches, possibly as a cost-saving issue, or because of the issue of serving wine to children, or whatever other arrangements. I insist that some churches still serve both to the congregation, mainly because I know I have read about posters on this board partaking in communion.
So who is right, here? Do some churches serve wine (watered down in some cases) to the entire congregation as well as the communion waffer, or is it as he says, and in all cases only the priest takes a sip from the cup, which he thinks actually contains only water?
Please settle this debate, as I will not let this go with him until other people chime in and tell me I’m right!