AMNOS

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AMNOS - (Gr. Lamb). The symbol for the sacrifice of Christ on the Cross (cf. John 1: 29). In the Orthodax liturgy the amnos is the first square piece from the altar bread (prosphora), inscnbed with the letters ICXC NIKA (an abbreviated form for "]esus Christ conquers"). This particular piece is to be consecrated during the Eucharist.

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