Prosphora Ministry

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“This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.” John 6:50









A prosphoron is:

    • A loaf of leavened bread

    • Offered by the people

    • Portioned and taken by the priest and consecrated for use in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

    • The singular form of “prosphora” and comes from the Greek word meaning “that which is offered”

    • Is a gift of what is God’s that are given back to God as an offering

The potion of the loaf that is not consecrated, along with additional whole prosphora, are cut up for the antidoron. Antidoron means “instead of Gifts” and is the blessed bread distributed to all in attendance at the end of the liturgy including non-Orthodox.

The Prosphora Ministry consists of parishioners who:

      • Take turns baking prosphora

      • Bring the prosphora to churchProsphoron-72-6

      • Receive instructions and demonstrations of how to make prosphora

For more information including lessons and instructions on baking prosfora contact Deme Crowder.