I'm guessing you're one of them also that believes AIDs, the Flu, and other such illnesses can be transmitted through the Eucharist... Ugh...
For those who have a true alcohol allergy, less than an ounce of alcohol can send a person into anaphylactic shock.
With reference to 4. Administer Holy Communion (both body & blood) to all Church members, including infants. I would not agree with this as a requirement to receive Holy Communion. It could be an alternative, but not a requirement.
This is because some people, such as alcoholics, are unable to take alcoholic beverages.
This is crazy. The amount of alcohol you are going to get in Communing is almost nil.
No one is going on a bender after that. There is more alcohol content in many foods I have seen plenty of recovering "real" alcoholics, myself included eat and not go nuts.
Now, you might want to skip washing down the Eucharist with a gulps of the manny. But at my parish we don't even have that anymore.
The flu certainly could be. Extremely, extremely unlikely though. If you think otherwise, you are outta your mind.
If you think the Eucharist magically alter the physical world (that's not even close to Orthodoxy), then next you take Communion let me dump whatever amount of poison I want, and you take it.
You are getting into snake handling territory.
Need I mention the Priest who gave communion to someone with rabies, who then regurgitated it, and the Saint immediately consumed it and wasn't harmed?
No, it is absolutely IMPOSSIBLE for the Eucharist to transmit any illness.
(BTW, hasn't that occurred in history, persecutors lacing communion with poison, and it doing nothing?)
I don't know if you know this or not, but if you add anything, water, more wine, etc... to the chalice after its been consecrated, what you added immediately becomes the body & blood of Christ. Yes, it does alter things, it is completely changed.
Even Holy Water can be this way... At our parish, if we encounter a cup of holy water that hasn't been consumed, we either consume it ourselves or pour it on a plant (that is, under it), we don't worry so much about disease transmission, because it is Holy Water. If Holy Water is like this, how much more so is the Eucharist pure and unable to transmit disease!