Matzo - Christian Beliefs

Christian Beliefs

According to Western Christian belief, matzah was the bread used by Jesus in the Last Supper as there he was celebrating Passover; Communion wafers used by Roman Catholics (as well as in some Protestant traditions) for the Eucharist are flat. All Churches of the Eastern Orthodox Church used leavened bread for the Eucharist as this symbolizes the risen Christ. Some Oriental Orthodox Christians use leavened bread, as in the east there is the tradition that leavened bread was on the table of the Last Supper. In the Armenian Apostolic Church,the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church unleavened bread is used for communion (called qddus qurban in the lithurgical language of the Eritreans and Ethiopians Ge'ez).

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