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The spoon (λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of [[Holy Communion]] to the faithful.  In early liturgical practice is was used only when administering of [[Holy Communion]] to the sick and infants.  With the developments in Orthodox liturgics, and with the need for [[priests]] to serve the [[Divine Liturgyg]] without the assistance of a [[deacon]] its use became commomplace.  Originally the [[priest]] would place the Body of Christ in the palm of the receiver and the [[deacon]] would offer the [[chalice]], much like the way [[clergy]] partake of the [[sacrament]].
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The spoon (λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of [[Holy Communion]] to the faithful.  In early liturgical practice is was used only when administering of [[Holy Communion]] to the sick and infants.  With the developments in Orthodox liturgics, and with the need for [[priests]] to serve the [[Divine Liturgy]] without the assistance of a [[deacon]] its use became commomplace.  Originally the [[priest]] would place the Body of Christ in the palm of the receiver and the [[deacon]] would offer the [[chalice]], much like the way [[clergy]] partake of the [[sacrament]].

Revision as of 15:28, January 10, 2007

The spoon (λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of Holy Communion to the faithful. In early liturgical practice is was used only when administering of Holy Communion to the sick and infants. With the developments in Orthodox liturgics, and with the need for priests to serve the Divine Liturgy without the assistance of a deacon its use became commomplace. Originally the priest would place the Body of Christ in the palm of the receiver and the deacon would offer the chalice, much like the way clergy partake of the sacrament.

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