PROSFORA - Bread for Holy Communion
We need 5 Prosfora every week
4 Prosfora for Sunday’s Liturgy & 1 for Weekday’s Liturgy
Total: About 240 Prosfora per Year
What a blessing it is for someone to make a Prosforo or to bring some Wine for Holy Communion!
We need about 240 Prosfora every year. If all of us participate by offering 20 Prosfora for a month, we would be called on only every five years to meet this obligation. You can find the recipe on our Church’s Web page.
a) Could your family (if unable to personally make the Prosfora) offer a small donation towards this endeavor? The cost is $8 per Prosforo ($160 for one full month). Money collected for this effort (we want to make this very clear) will be used to purchase bread only from the Monastery of Agia Skepi = Holy Protection of the Theotokos located in White Haven, PA (your donation is tax deductible).
The Sisters bake exceptionally good Prosfora and, because it is bread used for the Holy Liturgy, it cannot be shipped. Thus, we depend on parishioners who visit the Monastery to bring the Prosfora to us and if anyone plans to visit Agia Skepi, please let us know. We will provide you the funds to bring Prosfora for our beloved Parish.
We extend our heartfelt thanks to all the ladies, families or groups for supporting this sacred effort by baking or purchasing Prosfora. Every year 2 months would be left open (any Sunday through the whole year) for all those families that would like to offer a couple Prosfora too.
Prosfora can be offered for special occasions: Anniversary, Birthday, Memorial service, Nameday or, for loved ones struggling with illness. When you offer Prosfora, you should submit the names of both the living and deceased to be commemorated during the Holy Liturgy by Fr. George.
b) In our Church Fr. George is using only the Cypriot Wine “Anama” for Holy Communion. If you would like to participate on that effort too, you can offer a donation ($160 for 4 months supply).
c) Also, if you would like to participate for Candles, Votives, Charcoal & Incense for the Altar & Iconostasis, you can offer a donation towards that as well ($160 for 4 months).
Thank you in advance for your Kindness & support!