Now I'm curious.
How in the world could the priest's lift the chalice of that size? Obviously there would be many people partaking and he would have to hold it for a very long while (with one hand) while giving communion with the other.
Do they divide out of these huge chalices to other smaller ones?
I just can't believe somebody could hold a brass/silver lined chalice with what, a gallon of wine/bread for 20-25 minutes with one arm....
Forgive my ignorance, but I've NEVER seen a chalice that big. WOW, it's like an entire loaf on the discos!