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Ascetic EucharistsFood and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals$
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Andrew McGowan

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198269724

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269724.001.0001

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Orthodox Use of Bread and Water

Orthodox Use of Bread and Water

(p.199) 6 Orthodox Use of Bread and Water
Ascetic Eucharists

Andrew McGowan

Oxford University Press

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

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