Artos (bread in Ancient Greek), has a very distinct meaning in the Greek Orthodox faith, it symbolizes life and the holy body of Jesus, and its presence is found in many chapters of the Holy Bible, like the Last Supper, Holy Parables, and in Narratives of the life of Jesus. Titan Bakery Artoklasia consists of 5 Round Sweet Breads to offer to the Church for the Artoklasia Holy Service, as a token of celebration either for name-days or other Holidays. The number 5 refers to the number of breads that Jesus blessed in the desert, and while multiplying, they fed over 5,000 people. Usually Artoklasia is accompanied with oil and wine, and 5 candles are lit with the breads. Artoklasia is a compound word, "artos" means bread and "klasma" means fraction; it is the piece of bread that congregants receive after the Holy Communion, or is offered to monks as a support after a daily fasting before major holidays. The origins of this tradition go back to the apostolic era where Christians were gathered for the "agape feasts", communal feasts for love, and shared blessed breads as participation to the kingdom of God. These breads must be offered to the church before the end of the service, and, according to faith, they are holy blessed during the Artoklasia service; after the end of the service they are cut in pieces to be offered to people as an endowment of the holy favor.
Please allow a 2-3 business day window for the shipping of the breads, and 1-8 business days (depending on destination) for transit. In case of questions about delivery dates, please email/call us.
- 5 Individually wrapped sweet breads
- Each bread is 2 lbs
- Breads ship in their individual box
Product Cautions and Directions
- Contains sesame, milk, eggs, wheat, soy
- Do not remove wrap as breads will dry out
- Store in a cool and dry place
- Can be refrigerated for up to 7 days
- Do not freeze
- Wheat flour, butter, eggs, sugar, orange juice, milk, water, yeast, spices, sesame