Artos Bread Seal

St. Nicholas

George Aquaro

Prosphora Stamp Central

Los Angeles, California, USA

2002

Silicone

6 inches

Artos breads are not consecrated for communion. Called eulogia bread in Greek, these breads were offered for services in which they were blessed and distributed to the poor. Monasteries and churches would often have their own stamps, usually with the image of a patron saint. Today, most of the original stamps are in museums.