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Old 07-28-2010, 03:37 AM
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Reverend Marguerite Rea of St Peter's Anglican Church, in Toronto, fed communion bread to a German Shepherd cross named Trapper.
The canine controversy began last month when four-year-old Trapper and his owner, Donald Keith, 56, attended the church in Toronto's downtown area for the first time.
"The minister welcomed me and said come up and take communion, and Trapper came up with me and the minister gave him communion as well," Mr Keith told the Toronto Star.
"I thought it was a nice way to welcome me into the church. I thought it was acceptable. There was an old lady in the front just beaming when she saw this."
But not all parishioners at the service were quite so charmed by the sight of the priest leaning down and placing a wafer on the wagging tongue of Trapper, a German Shepherd-Rhodesian ridgeback cross.
Communion bread is considered by Anglicans to represent the body of Jesus Christ.
One onlooker filed a complaint with the Anglican Diocese of Toronto about the incident and has since left the church.
When news spread of the canine communion, St Peter's Church began receiving e-mails from angry Christians all over the country.
"Communion is a symbol of the sacrifice of Jesus' body; he died for all of us. But I don't recall anything from the scripture about Jesus dying for the salvation of our pets," said Cheryl Chang, director of the Anglican Network in Canada, the National Post newspaper reports. bbc
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