Are there nuts?
As we learn more about allergies churches are adapting liturgical practices to accomodate those who have allergies. The Baltimore Sun reports:
Communion wafers are now available in rice and soy. Religious supply stores are offering hypo-allergenic incense. Churches are banning cologne and cutting way back on Easter lilies. Fresh pine boughs for the holidays are often out. A group of nuns in Missouri have invented a host with only a trace of wheat so that the gluten-sensitive could digest it.
In some churches, the institutional memory is scented with candles, oils and the heady aromas of frankincense and myrrh. But they’re having to make changes because the heavy scents can cause people with perfume allergies to sneeze, itch and even experience trouble breathing.
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Some people are allergic to stress. Is there stress at church?