The pumpkin spice craze has been around for a number of years now, and it doesn’t appear is if it is doing anything but growing. Even though Halloween is two months (or farther) away, pumpkin spice already is appearing virtually everywhere. Now, it seems like the trendy scent, color, flavor…has made its way into the Eucharist as pumpkin spice communion wafers could possibly soon make their way to a church near you.
It’s not totally unexpected, and some may think that it could very well bring about a bigger turn-out to the congregation on Sundays. There really seems to be no ending to this pumpkin spice craze that has taken over virtually everything.
“Is using pumpkin spice communion wine a sin?”
-Overheard college girls Sunday school Q&A
— Coolvinism (@coolvinism) September 6, 2016
Maybe it hasn’t gotten into the communion wine yet, but Eye of the Tiber reports that it is making its way into the “Body of Christ.”
A lot of people have started sharing an article that reports a “Father Kale Adams” has turned things upside-down in his church by creating the first batch of “Pumpkin Spice Eucharist.” It seems as if Father Adams is a hipster who just wants to spice up the “flavor of Jesus’ body” and “free souls that can’t be contained by the man of the Vatican.”
He apparently told the website all of this while knitting a cover for his iPad. He wants to give his congregation “Jesus…Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity, with a flawless blend of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, and ginger.”
— Eye of the Tiber (@EyeOfTheTiber) September 19, 2016
The article has started making the rounds on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter with many of the Starbucks-goers jumping on board. Others are screaming “blasphemy” at the thought of combining communion wafers with a pop culture trend.
A lot of people fail to realize that Eye of the Tiber is a website that has a disclaimer at the very bottom of it explaining one simple detail.
“Disclaimer: All articles contained within this website are pure satire.”
While there may be a Father Kale Adams somewhere, there likely isn’t one who is a hipster and creating pumpkin spice communion wafers. If there is, it’s one huge coincidence.
Once again, though, as with many of the Internet hoaxes that fill up social media, people are sharing and spreading the word without knowing the truth. Once it is shared on one person’s profile, it is read and shared by someone else, and before too long…everyone thinks it is true.
Many of the shares may have come in the early morning while one was enjoying a nice, frosty pumpkin spice beverage for the fall.
— Shape Magazine (@Shape_Magazine) September 20, 2016
It doesn’t help matters that other sites such as The Corn Cob are also giving reports of some churches bringing pumpkin spice communion wafers to the congregation. They state that church denominations from the Baptists to the Catholics are joining in on the trendy
Once again, it’s another website filled with nothing but satire and fictional stories.
There has been no word on any actual churches or denominations really bringing pumpkin spice communion wafers into their services.
Pumpkin spice communion wafers? It’s something that could very well end up coming to a church near you very soon. Maybe it is indeed a hipster priest, or maybe it’s just a church trying to be trendy and add a little fun into the service. Whatever the case may be, the pumpkin spice craze has taken a new and interesting turn in 2017, even if Halloween is still weeks away.
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