Eulogia – The Gift of Bread

An Essay on the use of Blessed Bread in the pre-schism Western Church

In early Christianity, we find the Eulogia used as a sign of communion. One of the earliest references we find is that of Victor Of Rome, who, in the early 2nd century, already speaks of it as a tradition. The practice continued in the west and was a sign of community of faith between the bishop and the presbyters (priests).