Handmade silver Andidoron Disc with engraved grapes around the edge and the Virgin Mary Theotokos in the center.
Diameter: 7.9" (20cm)
The bowl is used to hold the leavened unconsecrated blessed bread. Andidoron bread comes from the remains of the prosphora bread cut during the Orthodox Divine Liturgy. Ἀντίδωρον means "instead of gifts", referring to the Eucharist gifts. The Andidoron tray disc is used in churches to hold the andidoron bread.
Item ships direct to your from our manufacturer in Greece. Please allow 12-18 days for transit time.
Pascha Candles. Pascha Easter Candles are used in churches in celebration of the Easter Vigil at the Resurrection Service - midnight mass. The candles are used in the ceremonial lighting at midnight. At the Vigil at midnight, the church becomes totally dark representing the tomb of Jesus. The only light comes from an oil candle at the holy altar. A "new fire" is lit and blessed by the priest. The one blessed flame represents the light of Christ coming into the world. The singular flame is then passed parishioner to parishioner and the church becomes lit up with Christ’s light. The tomb is carried outside and around the church (or designated area) three times.
Parishioners follow the priest with their lit candles Christ is Risen and the light is a symbol of life trampling upon death (the darkness).
“The light of Christ, rising in Glory, dispels the darkness of our hearts and minds.”