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Filoptochos Suggests


5 cups flour (hard)
15g. fresh yeast or 1.5 tsp dry yeast
2 cups water (lukewarm)
1 teaspoon salt

Also Required

A candle
A special stamp Bread, wooden or plastic


Light the candle and place it on a candlestick (or empty glass) next to the area where you will prepare the Prosforo. In half a cup of water , dissolve the yeast well. In a bowl add the flour and salt, clearing some space in the middle with our hand where we add the dissolved yeast and the remaining water. Knead well – you can add some more water or flour depending on whether the dough is firm or sparse. Take two tins which you have flour them well, divide the dough in two equal parts in the shape of a ball (2 balls) and put them into the tins. Flour the stamp and press it firmly over the dough to achieve the mark on it. Lift up on one side to allow air and then the rest of it. Finally, pierce with a toothpick at 12 points where intersecting the lines of the stamp . Wrap with a clean cloth the tins and leave them in a warm place until the dough rises. When ready, bake at 220 C for 40 minutes.


(It may be called the time of preparation for the fermentation of supply)

Start with “In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.


“Holy God … Saint Powerful … Lady Trinity … Our Father … ”

Sir, thank you for this holy hour, with my sinful hands to knead the values Holy Gifts of Your love . Please made to reach us the Holy Spirit the one which blesses all the sacraments of the Church, and bless these gifts to succeed well enough and be welcomed at Your Holy altar. Please accept them as the sacrifice of Abel, the glorification of the Shepherds, the Magi gifts, the tears of Peter, and the repentance of the thief. And may be worthy to offer you these always. Amen.

(Alternatively you may be saying constantly wish “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me, a sinner”)