My nine year old daughter came back from receiving communion at my brother’s church in Troy over the holiday weekend and said the host tasted differently than the host where we go to church in southern New Jersey. How could this be? Isn’t this the same Body of Christ? Do they somehow transubstantiate a different Jesus with a different flavor?
While the host does indeed transubstantiate into the Body of Christ, do not forget that the host also maintains it’s original physical characteristics as well.
Therefore, whatever the host tasted like before the consecration, it’s still going to have that same taste after consecration.
The most likely explanation for the different tastes is the probability that the two Catholic parishes in question probably purchase their Commuion hosts from different manufactures.
on: 26th November 07