Spoon

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The '''spoon''' (Gr. λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of [[Holy Communion]] to the faithful.  In early liturgical practice it 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]] even today.
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The '''spoon''' (Gr. λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of [[Eucharist]] to the faithful.  In early liturgical practice it was used only when administering of Eucharist 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]] even today.
  
 
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Revision as of 14:28, May 16, 2007

The spoon (Gr. λαβίδα) is used in the transmission of both elements of Eucharist to the faithful. In early liturgical practice it was used only when administering of Eucharist 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 even today.


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