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Asterisk on paten

The asterisk is a cross-shaped object which is placed on the paten during the Proskomedia and supports the covering. Historically, the asterisk represented the heavens, while the paten represented the earth. More recently the asterisk has also come to symbolize the star of the Magi.

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