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Eucharistic Bread
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One of the two visible elements constituting the Eucharistic sacrament, the other element being the Eucharistic wine.

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The bread is leavened, unsalted bread made of the finest wheat flour.

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A round loaf of bread (round as the sun) for it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Sun of Righteousness.

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The central part is called "Despatikon" meaning "Lordly." Around the "Despatikon" there is twelve crosses referring to the twelve disciples.

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It has five holes referring to the spear and nails.

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The word "Agios" or "Holy" is written on it three times.

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