It has always been a liturgical tradition of the Roman Catholic priests to consecrate wine so as to symbolize its change from wine into the blood of Jesus Christ, as is believed to happen at the Eucharist.
According to the Catholic doctrines, the sacramental wine used during the mass must usually be natural and made from grapes of the vine and not corrupt (not mixed with other things)
In the celebration of the holy mass, the priest pronounces the words of Eucharistic consecration and it ceases to be wine, and become instead the Body and Blood of Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit and by the words of Christ. After this, the priest will then give it to the believers/Christians (together with the bread) who are eligible to receive the communion.
But what happens to the remaining Blood of Christ?
The priests always drink the remaining precious blood as it is not supposed to be reserved except if it is for giving to a sick person. And if it is reserved for the sick, it must be kept properly in a closed vessel and should not spill.
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