Communion Plate – The Significance

For Christians, the first communion is important and equally important would be the dresses, the gifts, the communion plate and other paraphernalia needed for this important moment in your child's life. Most of the time, children go through first communion at the age of seven.

It is a special time in your child's spiritual life and should be shared with family and friends.

Before we delve deer, let's take a look at the history of the communion and how it came to be considered as an important part of a Christian's life.

Before anything, it is best to understand what a Communion is. This is actually a holy rite of the Christian faith.

During a communion, bread and wine are conscrated by a priest or minister and these are given to the members or the congregation of the church.

This bread and wine is representative of the blood and body of Jesus Christ. The bread is usually placed in a communion plate. It is then dipped in wine and given to the member of the congregation.

This communion plate that holds the consecrated bread is called a Paten. During earlier times, the use of real bread in the service meant that an actual and ordinary plate was used.

The use of the ordinary paten remained the same up until the Middle Ages came, since the wafer that was used for the Eucharist or communion was significantly larger than what they later used during the 12th and 13th century until today.