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Unanswered Questions: antidoron
Thanks - [[User:Pat|Pat]]
== [[Antidoron]] ==
I am an American Roman Catholic, and I recently visited the Balkans. I attended a Greek divine liturgy in Athens. As a Catholic, I am confused by the antidoron. I didn't understand the concept until I read the article here, but I am still confused by the practice. Many people were taking the bread, eating it as they walked or placed it in their pocket. Some even threw pieces to the birds. As a Catholic, I was surprised. Is this common practice? Is feeding the pigeons with it acceptable? Also, should I have taken the antidoron as a Catholic. Although I did not receive communion, could I have under Greek doctrine? I am sorry for so many questions but I am very curious and this seems to be the best place to ask. If anyone is on IRC, I would love to discuss my observations. -- [[User:Psy guy|Psy guy]] 17:26, February 7, 2006 (CST)
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