Artophorions

Artophorions serve to keep the pre-sanctified Holy Gifts, and are one of the most revered relics in the temple.

The main purpose is to protect the Holy Gifts of the Christian Church - the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ. These Gifts are used during one of the most important Christian rites - Holy Communion. Blood and Body are prepared the day before - for the liturgy on Maundy Thursday.