- One of the two visible elements constituting the Eucharistic sacrament, the other element being the Eucharistic wine.The bread is leavened, unsalted bread made of the finest wheat flour.A round loaf of bread (round as the sun) for it refers to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Sun of Righteousness.The central part is called "Despatikon" meaning "Lordly." Around the "Despatikon" there is twelve crosses referring to the twelve disciples.It has five holes referring to the spear and nails.The word "Agios" or "Holy" is written on it three times.
Dictionary of church terms. — St. GEORGE'S COPTIC ORTHODOX CHURCH SPORTING - ALEXANDRIA EGYPT. Fr. Tadros Yacoub Maiaty.
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