Macedonian Bread Stamp

Macedonian Bread Stamp

When the stamped bread is used in church it represents the body of Jesus Christ. The stamp has been blessed, and is used for different ceremonies including Patron Day. Each section of the stamp has a specific meaning and the divisions in the stamp help the priest divide up the bread among the congregation.

"My contribution is through food. I always cook, every night. I think it keeps the family closer. I want them to cook too - I learned by looking, helping. I also make bread." Elena