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clarify cultural differences
[[Image:Zapivka.jpg|right|thumb|350px|The faithful partaking of ''zapivka'', Holy Protection Russian Orthodox Church, Düsseldorf]]
'''Zapivka''' (Russian: Запивка, "washing down") is the liturgical practice in the Orthodox Church , primarily within that of the Slavic tradition, whereby the faithful will partake of ''[[antidoron]]'' (blessed bread) and some wine diluted with warm water after receiving [[Holy Communion]].<ref>Isabel Hapgood, ''Service Book of the Holy Orthodox-Catholic Apostolic Church'', (Englewood NJ: Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese, 1975), p 119</ref>
The purpose of ''zapivka'' is to wash any remnants of the Body and Blood of Christ from the mouth lest anyone inadvertently spit some of the Sacred [[Mysteries]] ([[Eucharist]]) out. The method of partaking of the ''zapivka'' is to first take three sips of the warm wine, then consume the [[antidoron]].