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« Reply #45 on: October 06, 2010, 01:05:42 PM »

I was offered once to participate in 'finishing' the Eucharist after It had been taken back to the altar. I was 6 - 8.

I have only seen the Priest do this. Who is allowed to handle the chalice?

It is the "job" of the (most junior) Deacon to consume the gifts and cleanse the Chalice, if no Deacon is present then it is the Priest who does this.

Normally only Deacons, Priests and Bishops can touch the Chalice and Diskos.

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« Reply #46 on: October 06, 2010, 01:16:52 PM »

I was offered once to participate in 'finishing' the Eucharist after It had been taken back to the altar. I was 6 - 8.

I have only seen the Priest do this. Who is allowed to handle the chalice?

It might have been "uncanonical" a bit.

Or, your participation may have been to read the prayers of Thanksgiving; I've seen that happen before, where young men of the parish are invited to read the prayers of Thanksgiving for the priest/deacon as he consumes, both as a service to the clergyman, and also to expose the fellow to the beauty of the prayers.
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