A couple weeks ago, I posted a 1927 article about a Greek priest in Connecticut who claimed to have made bread rise without the use of yeast. Instead, he used holy water, and this was apparently done in the context of a church service. I had never heard of such a thing, but I was quickly informed that it is an old tradition among Greek Orthodox, being observed on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, which those of us on the New Calendar celebrated on Monday.
I updated my original posting to include this new information, but this week, John Sandiopoulos wrote an article on the tradition, called “Prozimi,” at his blog, Mystagogy. I thought I’d link to it here, so interested readers could learn more.