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« on: June 02, 2003, 11:17:46 PM »

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In the churches of the Russian usage there is the custom of "zapivka" or a drink of wine mixed with water and a bite of bread to "wash down" Communion, this is usually consumed right after Communion.  This should not be confused with the bread distrubuted at the end of Divine Liturgy or at the Vigil.

My question is to those who attend regular Sunday Divine Liturgy in an EO church that is not Russian usage.  Is there bread and/or something to drink distributed right after Communion?

I have visited a Coptic parish locally and seen what they did, I also was at an Indian Orthodox parish and saw their practice. I would appreciate hearing from any other OOs about this.

Also I would appreciate hearing from any ECs if this is practiced in their parishes.

Again, my question is about immediately after Communion, not bread at another time.

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2003, 11:37:14 PM »

In my Antiochian parish, there is bread passed out to communicants right after receiving.  I believe this is called antidoron.  However, there is nothing to drink.
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2003, 02:22:21 AM »

Christos Anesti!  Christ is Risen!

Yes, just after partaking of communion, you pick up a piece of antidoron ("instead of the gift") from a basket placed nearby and eat that to make sure that the "gifts" don't remain in your mouth. Whatever is left over is distributed by the priests to the rest of the congregation. There is no wine/water to drink immediately after communion though, but we seem to manage without.

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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2003, 03:39:47 AM »

Tony, I attend an OCA mission, and I am glad that there is wine with the antidoron (sp?).  I sing in the choir and my mouth is so dry by the time we take communion, that I'm not sure the bread would go down without the wine to wash it down with.  

I am glad to know that not all the jurisdictions do that since I'll be attending an Antiochian church this weekend (I am going to a women's retreat sponsored by the Antiochians).  For those of you who attend an Antiochian church, are there any customs that I should be aware of that might be different?
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2003, 08:30:57 AM »

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I really meant to put this in the "Liturgy" area...I must have been tired or just dummer than usual!  I only noticed it was in "Faith" this morning! Tongue

If it can be moved to the appropriate area I will appreciate that!

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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2003, 08:36:48 AM »

Christos Anesti!  Christ is Risen!

Yes, just after partaking of communion, you pick up a piece of antidoron ("instead of the gift") from a basket placed nearby and eat that to make sure that the "gifts" don't remain in your mouth. Whatever is left over is distributed by the priests to the rest of the congregation. There is no wine/water to drink immediately after communion though, but we seem to manage without.

John.

Dear John,

In which tradition?

Tony
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2003, 08:57:21 AM »

In my GOA church we also pick up a piece of antidoron from a basket an Alter Boy is holding after receiving communion. But, there is nothing additional to help it go down.

I noticed the additional setting up of the wine and bread just before communion at St. Nicholas in DC and was wondering what it was for.
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