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FISH WITH BREAD

A symbol of the Eucharist that was early found in the catacombs and that is reminiscent of Christ feeding the multitude. Above the fish, which represented Christ, was often a basket of loaves with a glass of wine within a transparent basket, the complete elements of the Eucharistic sacrament.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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