Anglican woman priest gives communion to dog, as a “welcoming gesture”.


According to those in attendance at the historical church at 188 Carlton St. in downtown Toronto, it was a spontaneous gesture, one intended to make both the dog and its owner – a first timer at the church — feel welcomed. But at least one parishioner saw the act as an affront to the rules and regulations of the Anglican Church. He filed a complaint with the reverend and with the Anglican Diocese of Toronto about the incident – and has since left the church.

“I wrote back to the parishioner that it is not the policy of the Anglican Church to give communion to animals,” said Bishop Patrick Yu, the area bishop of York-Scarborough responsible for St. Peter’s, who received the complaint in early July. “I can see why people would be offended. It is a strange and shocking thing, and I have never heard of it happening before.”

“I think the reverend was overcome by what I consider a misguided gesture of welcoming.”

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Editor’s note: Due to their separation from the Catholic Church and lack of valid holy orders, communion is the Anglican church is purely symbolic. Nothing more than bread and wine. No real presence of Jesus Christ. None-the-less, this is certainly one of the stupidest dog-gone things ever done … in the long history of Christianity

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