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antidoron

aντίδωρον

Breads at a bakery, Tinos town

Antídoron (literally ‘not a gift’ as in ‘not part of the gifts of the Eucharist’) is bread that has been blessed, but not consecrated as a sacrament, so anyone at an Orthodox service can partake in fellowship after a service. Some believe only people who have fasted should eat it (hence you can often find it for sale at pilgrimage sites).

Breads

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by John Winder