Prosphora

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'''Prosphora''' (greek for "offering") is bread prepared for use in the [[Divine Liturgy]].  A portion of it, known as the ''lamb'' (or ''amnon'') is cut out during the [[proskomedia]] which is consecrated during the Divine Liturgy to be the Eucharist, while the rest is cut up for the [[antidoron]], the blessed bread distributed at the end of the liturgy.
  
[[Image:Prosphora.jpg|thumb|Prospohora]]
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[[Image:Prosphora.jpg|thumb|Slavic-style prospohora]]
  
 
==External Links==
 
==External Links==
One of the most useful sites, full of recipes and lore, is http://www.prosphora.org. It is maintained by Fr. George Aquaro of the Antiochian Archdiocese and bills itself as "The only place on the World Wide Web devoted exclusively to Orthodox Christian Holy Bread."
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*[http://www.prosphora.org Prosphora.org], a useful site full of recipes and lore, maintained by Fr. George Aquaro of the [[Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America|Antiochian Archdiocese]]:  "The only place on the World Wide Web devoted exclusively to Orthodox Christian Holy Bread."
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Revision as of 11:21, April 22, 2005

Prosphora (greek for "offering") is bread prepared for use in the Divine Liturgy. A portion of it, known as the lamb (or amnon) is cut out during the proskomedia which is consecrated during the Divine Liturgy to be the Eucharist, while the rest is cut up for the antidoron, the blessed bread distributed at the end of the liturgy.

Slavic-style prospohora

External Links

  • Prosphora.org, a useful site full of recipes and lore, maintained by Fr. George Aquaro of the Antiochian Archdiocese: "The only place on the World Wide Web devoted exclusively to Orthodox Christian Holy Bread."
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