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(especially in the Orthodox Church) the action of placing the Eucharistic elements on the credence table.
- ‘Now what is a table of prothesis doing in a church?’
- 1.1A credence table.
- ‘The faithful do not even see the full altar; the prothesis where the gifts are prepared-without any obvious participation by the laity-is entirely out of sight.’
- 1.2The part of a church where the credence table stands.
2another term for prosthesis
Late 16th century ( prothesis): from Greek, placing before or in public view from pro before + thesis placing.
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