Communion Rite

From  the Episcopal Book of Common Prayer:  Rite 1

Likewise, after supper, he took the cup; and when he had
given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink ye all of this;
for this is my Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for
you, and for many, for the remission of sins. Do this, as oft as
ye shall drink it, in remembrance of me.”



The wine thief plunged into the bung

Extracting its measure of dark red wine.

The wine flowed  up from the bung

Like blood welling out of the arm

Into the needle that extracted it.

Metaphor or sacrilege?

blood being drawn



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