Changes

Jump to: navigation, search

OrthodoxWiki:Reference desk

984 bytes added, 02:02, February 8, 2006
Re: Antiodoron
Can this homily be found on the internet in the original language or a translation in english or latin ? I did not find it.
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)
 
<!-- PLEASE PUT YOUR QUESTION ABOVE THIS LINE --->
''An answer has been added to [[User talk:BishopMark|your user talk page]] and sent to your email address by [[User:Magda|Magda]].
 
== [[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)
 
::Hi Psy Guy,
::Briefly, the bread is considered blessed, so it should not be thrown away into the garbage. However, it is often considered acceptable to feed it to the birds or pour leftover crumbs under a bush where it won't be trampled underfeet or some other suitable place. Local practices vary, but in many places Antidoron serves a double purpose as a kind of "hospitality bread" that visitors can receive when they do not take the Eucharist. In some parishes, this bread will be given to visitors. Since our churches are not "in communion" with each other, you should not take Communion in an Orthodox church. Some priests may make an exception in cases of dire necessity. If you visit an Orthodox church (and an occasional visit can, according to Catholic teaching, fulfill one's "Saunday obligation") please pray for true reconcilliation between our churches as you witness the pain of separation. Thanks for your interest in all of this, and God bless, {{User:FrJohn/sig}}
[[Category:Help]]
[[Category:OrthodoxWiki]]
Bureaucrats, Check users, interwiki, oversight, renameuser, Administrators
7,218
edits

Navigation menu