"In response to R.S. Bengry and Jason Antonio in the Sept. 'Anglican Journal' [Letters, 'Slovenly and sacrilegious' and "Where was the cross ?' p. 4] .... Were you expecting the eucharist to be the same as in your 'family' church ? More than 500 people participated in each eucharist [at Joint Assembly], and I feel the body and blood of Christ were treated with reverence and respect. Did Christ ask people to receive communion at a communion rail ? Did he and his followers use a purificator ?" "Keep in mind, the cross was the common form of death for all people in the time of Christ -- and if his death had occurred in the northern hemisphere of our world, it could just as easily have been on an inukshuk -- showing us all 'the way'."