Bread is the food of body and soul, the product of man's skill and efforts in agriculture; thus, due to the extensive and complex process involved in its production, bread is a symbol of cultural and psychic development. At the Eucharist, Christ's body be comes the bread of life, a symbol of material and spiritual nourishment. As the poor man's food, can represent hospitality, especially in breaking the bread.
In relation to WATER,
symbolizes a prisoner's fare. With WINE,
funeral gift to the dead, as well as the body and blood of Christ. If round
can connote fertility.
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