Orthodox Use of Bread and Water

Andrew McGowan

in Ascetic Eucharists

Published in print May 1999 | ISBN: 9780198269724
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191683770 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Orthodox Use of Bread and Water

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This chapter considers cases where the use of bread and water in eucharistic meals appears in what are otherwise orthodox sources. It discusses evidence from the following texts: the 3rd-century Martyrdom of Pionius, the letter of Cyprian of Carthage to Caecilius, and Theodoret's Hydroparastatai.

Keywords: orthodox; food; drink; bread; water; Pionius of Syria; Cyprian; Aquarians

Chapter.  8354 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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