Of course the human brain is wired to notice coincidences, and of course this is no more likely than any two topics turning up on the same day, but I did happen to notice two bready stories with a religious theme.

Bread stamp with an image of a menorah

The tiny stamp was used to identify baked products; experts think it belonged to a bakery that supplied kosher bread to the Jews of Acre in the Byzantine period.

Original article: Israeli archaeologists find 1,500-year-old kosher ‘bread stamp’ near Acre

Bags of unconsecrated hosts in a supermarket

How the communion wafer arrived in the capitalist marketplace.

And became food. “[P]rior to consecration, the host is only bread.”

Original article: Buying the Body of Christ < Killing the Buddha

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