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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary


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Eulogia, a term made use of in reference to the consecrated bread. When the Greeks have cut a loaf or piece of bread to consecrate it, they break the rest into little bits, and distribute it among the persons who have not yet communicated, or send it to persons that are absent: and these pieces of bread are what they call eulogies. The word is Greek, formed of bene, "well, " and dico, "I say, speak;" q.d. benedictum, "blessed." The Latin church has had something like eulogies for a great many ages; and thence arose the use of their holy bread. The name eulogy was likewise given to loaves or cakes brought to church by the faithful to have them blessed. Lastly, the use of the term passed hence to mere presents made to a person without any benediction.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Eulogy'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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