Perfect for ceremonial use --to hold the consecrated bread during communion--or for display, this hand-crafted Dark Blue Earthenware Bread Plate (Paten) is exquisite. With unique glazing of varying shades of Blue/Dark Blue woven throughout, this piece will complement any church, home, or occasion. This design can be used for any service during the season of Lent.
Each Bread Plate is handmade; no two are exactly alike; plate is 11” in diameter.
Check out our matching Deep (Dark) Blue Chalice
and Blue Flagon
This Bread Plate is also available in Tan
, with accompanying Tan Chalice
and Tan Flagon
Take a moment to look at our selection of Communionware
and Communion Linens
Investigate these resources: The Igniting Worship Series--Communion
, and Conflict and Communion
.Care Tips. . .
This product is dishwasher safe, microwave safe, oven safe, and completely lead-free.
Did you know. . .
Communion is also known as Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper, and The Eucharist (from the Greek word for thanksgiving). The bread and wine (or juice of the grape) used in the service are known in liturgical traditions as the Elements. Communion is a Christian sacrament. The sacraments are outward, visible signs of an inward, spiritual grace. Communion recalls the last supper of Jesus with the disciples and Christ's continuing presence with us.
A paten (Latin Patena, Greek patane, "plate") is the plate that holds the consecrated bread during communion.