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An accidental spill of the Precious Blood can be cleaned up by soaking it up by placing a "purificator" which is a linen specially reserved to come into contact with the consecrated wine (one can use multiple of this linens depending the quantity of liquid) and then soaking them back in water do dissolve or dilute the Precious Blood. Then it can be poured ...


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Hebrew and Greek Words Translated as 'Wine' When the Bible referes to "wine" it does not necessarily refer to the same thing every time, there are at least 18 different words that have all been translated as "wine" somewhere in the bible, they are listed below. It is interesting to note that in the N.T., which was composed in Koine Greek, all occurrences ...


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I've heard this debated for many years. Has no one here ever made wine? There is no such thing as unfermented wine, 'new' wine refers to wine that has only been fermented for a short period (about 6 weeks). Being grape growers and vinedressers for centuries, I'm pretty certain the people of Jesus' day were pretty expert winemakers. There are ways to make ...


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Wine and oil are both blessings from God: "wine to gladden the heart of man, oil to make his face shine," as it says in Ps. 104:15. We forego these with other pleasures on the strictest fasting days. With respect to wine, you are misinformed. In most Orthodox churches we abstain from all alcoholic beverages on strict fasting days. (The Russians seem to make ...


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In order for grape juice not to become either wine or vinegar, it has to be protected from the action of the airborne bacteria that cause these reactions. The ways to accomplish this are Sterilization and hermetically sealing the grape juice so that any present bacteria (yeast) is killed and no airborne bacteria can reach the juice). Freezing the juice so ...


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In the article "Why Grape Wine?", written for the website catholic.com, David Lang quotes from a clarification to the CDF document you mention: THE CONSEQUENCE OF MATTER So, how does the Church address the possible problem of alcoholism? Could grape juice from a supermarket shelf be sacramentally adequate? No: A process of maturation or a “time-...


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Where in the Catholic Church is red wine used for mass? In those areas in which the local community and/or parish priest's choice is to use red wine over white wine for Mass. Where I live (British Columbia, Canada) red wine is quite popular. Some priests use white wine for Mass here, but most here use the red. A lot will depend on the availability of the ...


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All of you need to understand that the meaning of "wine" itself is very unclear. Our modern day English Bible translations all stem from Greek translations, and the Greek word for "Wine" is basically any juice that comes from grapes. Therefore, it can be alcoholic, or not. The context of the word is important. Ultimately, Proverbs tells us not to drink ...


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Noah was in his own private tent after a hard earned celebration of rescuing all land bound life in the world, with wine he had grown, pressed, and fermented by his own hard efforts, and then his thoughtless son just storms into his private tent as his father slept off the celebrations of the evening, got an eyeful and proceeded to make a big deal about it ...


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Part of your difficulty is going to come from comparing the Hebrew language of the Old Testament to the Greek language of the New Testament. Yayin, called Kosher Wine today, is simply translated as "wine" today (Strongs no. 3196). This was the wine used for festivals, particularly Passover, per Jewish tradition. This word is replaced in the Septuagint with "...


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The original purpose of fasting is to discipline ourselves from our dependance to earthly cares. In the early church, people store their wine and olive oil inside an animal skin. When fasting we want to devote ourselves to God and not to be controlled by earthly needs, we choose to abstain from animal products. The initial restriction on olive oil and wine ...


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Arimathean offered a great explanation. I'll just add one other thought given by my priest in Colorado. As with many practices in the Orthodox church, there is also a practical explanation (like incense covering the stench of the people in addition to representing our prayers going up to heaven, or the gold fans blowing away the flies from the Communion ...


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Since when has white wine been used in Catholic Mass? There this a reasonable possibility that white wine at Mass was used in the Early Church since day one. Our Lord never said anything about the colour of wine at the last supper. And Rome has never published a decretal concerning the colour of wine. It seems plausible that white wine did become more ...


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I have come across priests using Welch’s Grape 🍇 Juice at Mass. That's very clearly an invalid Mass. Canon law makes it very clear that wine is the necessary matter: Can. 924 §1. The most holy eucharistic sacrifice must be offered with bread and with wine in which a little water must be mixed.[…]§3. The wine must be natural from the fruit of the vine ...


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Like you, I’ve spent a lot of time trying to track down this quote made by Calvin. I even got my sister to check out her theological study books on Calvin, but to no avail. However, in the course of my research I found a really interesting document about Calvin’s use of the words “sweet” and “sweetness” with regard to salvation compared to the bitterness ...


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I went to StudyLight.org and checked John Calvin's commentaries on Matthew 26, Mark 14, Luke 22 and 1 Corinthians 11; the four passages I thought would be most likely to include Mr. Calvin's reasoning for his preference of wine or grape juice for Communion. I found no remarks.


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Don’t gaze at the wine, seeing how red it is, how it sparkles in the cup, how smoothly it goes down. For in the end it bites like a poisonous snake; it stings like a viper. Proverbs 23:31,32 You can read from verse 26 to the end of the chapter. What I understand from these verses is that here the Bible is not forbidding you from drinking alcohol....


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The consistent use of sacramental wine and admission of archaeological/paleoanthropological finds as evidencing positions (see the argument over the fillioque clause) in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches precludes the possibility of such a position. The protestant reformation is often dated to begin in 1517 with Luther's nailing of his theses to a ...


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According to this PDF, the theory comes from the idea that the current process of fermentation far exceeds the fermentation process of Jesus time, therefore the concentration of alcohol in the wine must have been so weak compared to wine today, that people started to assume it must have been like grape juice compared to the wine today. However, the bible ...


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There is extremely strong Biblical evidence that the wine used during the Last Supper of Jesus was new, unfermented wine. Consider the following scriptural evidence: The Last supper was eaten on the occasion of Passover and the feast of the unleavened bread. “Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, ...


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