“Prosphoro” plays a very central role in the ecclesiastical life of our Orthodox Church, as it forms in many ways a frame of reference for each one of us:
wheat – a gift of God, the kneading and baking – our own gift, antidoro – the sharing of blessing and holiness, and above all, the Body of Christ.
Artos and artoklasia bring to mind the miracles of Christ and have their roots in the Love Feasts, the common meals of the Faithful during the early Christian years.
The priceless opportunity to bake prosphoro ourselves caused us to dig a little more into whatever else it might be related to. Exploring the tradition of making prosphoro and artos, we wanted to share the joy of what we discovered with others– of the kneading, baking, stamping, decorating, its place in ecclesiastical life, its place in the Divine Liturgy, its history –its story– then, now, and forever”.
Dimitra Stavrou and Stavroula Stamati
Prosphoro and the Divine Liturgy.
The preparation of prosphoro and artos (recipes and photographs).
Holy stories and testimonies of miraculous incidents.
Prosphoro, stamps, and artos from ancient times to today.
True narratives, everyday stories, and a poem.
Step by step instructions on preparation of prosphoro with children.
PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLEMENT: Making prosphoro in Archangelos, Rhodes.