Eucharistic Bread: Leavened or Unleavened?

In the ninth century the use of unleavened bread had become obligatory in the West, while the Orthodox continued the exclusive offering of leavened bread.  The issue became divisive when the provinces of Byzantine Italy which were under the authority of the Patriarch of Constantinople were forcibly incorporated into the Church of Rome following their […]

Day 5 – Bread or Beer

The topic for tomorrow – Day 5 – Tues. Nov. 19 of the 2014 30 (40) Days of Blogging Challenge is  BREAD OR BEER Either or both – they are both staples of the ancient world, they are both made from grain and the labor and inventiveness of man, and they both have to ‘cook’ over […]