as with most other parish council in Norway, has council members in Narvik decided that altervinen shall be without alcohol. It will sokneprest Lars Riberth have an end and has asked to have alcoholic wine at communion, writes the Forward.
- I have requested that it must be the alcohol in the wine. It is for it to be able to express the blood of Christ. There can't be manipulated wine that is served, " says pastor, who adds that he does not know exactly how the process for making the non-alcoholic altervinen is.
But if the alcohol is removed and there is added a preservative in large amounts, so it is manipulated, " he says to the newspaper.
the Priest indicates that it is written many hyllekilometer about the wine used at the communion.
It was the alcohol in the wine that Jesus used 2000 years ago, and so it has been up throughout the story, he points out.
Discussions around altervinen has now been running for one year without the council members in Narvik have managed to conclude.
Thursday is called menighetsmøte in Narvik ward, where only an advisory decision can be made. The parish council has the last word in the matter. But they should say no, mean Riberth he must look away and find another place to work.