Sunday, July 3, 2022

Sunday Sacraments: Wine, Peyote, Cannabis, and Holy Water

A divine sip of wine is one way to worship God.

According to Christians "alcohol is a gift from God that makes life more joyous," but that over-indulgence leading to drunkenness is sinful or at least a vice.

Wine is very much part of holy services in Lutheranism, Roman Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism.

Here's further details on Sacramental Wine.

Moving on...

The Native American Church, also known as Peyotism and Peyote Religion is a native American religion that teaches a combination of traditional Christianity, with sacramental use of the entheogen peyote. The church was founded over a hundred years ago in Oklahoma.

Moving on...

"And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, and the herb yielding seed..."

In many cultures and religions that predate the United States and Christianity, the cannabis plant has been used as a spiritual and religious sacrament.

Many religions have adopted cannabis from Hinduism to Rastafarianism to Christianity.

Just recently there's been the emergence of an entirely new religious philosophy: Cantheism

Another not so well-known church that uses marijuana is the Holy Herb Sacrament - The Religion of Jesus Christ

Moving on...

Let's talk Holy Water.

In Christianity a member of the clergy blesses people with Holy Water, and it's used in baptism.

Holy Water is a natural symbol of purification and has been used by religious peoples as a means of removing uncleanness, either ritual or moral. 

Holy water is used in Roman CatholicismEastern Orthodoxy, certain Lutheran synods, Anglicanism, and various other churches.

So, however you're celebrating this Sunday I hope it's a peaceful day.

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