In the ancient tradition of the Orthodox Church, the Holy Mystery of Communion is carried out through bread (body) and wine (blood) of Christ. Prosphora is bread baked for the purpose of Communion, it means “offerings” in Greek. Prosphora has five ingredients of prayer, flour, yeast, salt, and water. The holy bread is made up of two separate round pieces of leavened dough. They are placed one on top of another and baked together to form a single loaf. This double-loaf represents the two natures of Christ: human and divine. Each Prosphora is stamped with a cross seal with the Greek letters IC XC NIKA it means “Jesus Christ Conquers”. Prosphora is a unique way for Orthodox Christians to actively participate in the Divine Liturgy. Each week several parishioners bake prosphora on behalf of the entire parish.
If you’re interested in becoming a Prosphora Baker, contact Father Joe Landino at email@example.com or Deacon Patrick Maher at firstname.lastname@example.org