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Ingredients for Qurban (Holy Bread) for Holy Eucharist and the Antidoron

Holy Eucharist - Consecrated Leavened Qurban (Holy Bread)
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Leavened Qurban

The Qurban used for Holy Eucharist and the Antidoron is leavened. Leavened means that the bread rises while baking. Yeast is a necessary ingredient for the bread to rise.

Leavened Qurban is used for Holy Eucharist because it symbolizes the living, risen Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, given to us at the Mystical Supper (Last Super). The Mystical Supper is commemorated during Vespers on Great and Holy Friday. This Vespers includes the Divine Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints Basil the Great and commemorates The Mystical Supper (Last Supper) and institution of Holy Eucharist. The Vespers of Great and Holy Friday is celebrated on Great and Holy Thursday morning.

Ingredients

Yeast

Use "normal" yeast. Do not use "active" yeast or "fast/quick rising" yeast. "Active" yeast and "fast/quick rising" yeast cause the dough to rise too much. Then, Holy Seal impression is not clear on the bread.

Sugar

Use graduated white sugar. The sugar is needed to activate the yeast.

Warm Water

Use warm water. The water must be between 100 and 110 degrees to activate the yeast. (120 degrees will burn a person.) Use a liquid thermometer to measure the temperature.
The warm water is needed to activate the yeast. Additionally, water is needed to combine the flour and salt into a mass.

Flour Type

Can use any type of flour

  • flour made specifically for baking bread
  • all-purpose flour
  • bleached flour
  • unbleached flour

Recommend using only white flour

  • Up to 20 percent of the flour can be wheat flour.
  • However, many priest /abounas prefer white flour.

Salt

Use table salt. The salt is needed to control the fermentation rate of yeast, to strengthen the gluten protein in the dough, and to improve the flavor. Without salt, bread rises faster and air pockets enlarge where the gluten has broken, allowing holes to form. Additionally, bread made without salt tastes blander.

No fat, oil, and grease

According to Rev. Father / Abouna Mark Malone, no fat can be near Holy Bread. Since oil and grease are by products of fat they can not be used.

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