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LEAVENED

LEAVENED - As in leavened bread, where a small amount of yeast will cause the whole loaf to rise, so a small amount of evil or good affects the whole body (Luke 13:20, 21; 1 Cor. 5:7, 8). In contrast to the Old Testament bread, which was unleavened to show the Israelites' separation from the world (Ex. 12:15-20), leavened bread - risen bread - is used in Orthodox Communion to show forth the Resurrection of Christ.

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
Christ is Risen!
Truly, He is Risen!
Week 2 of Pascha
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Hieromartyr Hermogenes the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia

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