Christ is Risen!
One of my Sunday School kids proposed a theory to me as to why so many people in our church are sick after the Feast...
He wrote to me "If Abouna skips certain rules during the liturgies and the deacons speed through everything just to finish a liturgy or if everyone doesn't pray hard enough, or if the congregation does not respect the liturgy or if the girls are not wearing their asharbs and sit down a lot, then the Holy Spirit would not descend and the bread and wine wouldn't change into the Body and Blood of Christ. So that means that we are all partaking of the same germ infested wine and water because the germs would die instantly when they touch the pure Blood. That is why everyone is sick. Am I wrong?"
I am not really sure how to tackle the first part of his question! Help?