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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Figino. Church «San Francesco». Don Gerald Chukwudi Ani is a catholic priest from Nigeria (Africa). He is celebrating the Vespers' holy mass which is a sunset evening prayer service in the Roman Catholic liturgies of the canonical hours. Sacramental bread (Latin: hostia, Italian: ostia), sometimes called altar bread, Communion bread, the Lamb or simply the host, is the bread or wafer used in the Christian ritual of the Eucharist. Eastern and Western traditions both require that it be made from wheat. Transubstantiation is, according to the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, the change of substance or essence by which the bread and wine offered in the sacrifice of the sacrament of the Eucharist during the Mass, become, in reality, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. A paten, or diskos, is a small plate, usually made of silver or gold, used to hold Eucharistic bread which is to be consecrated. It is generally used during the service itself. 23.03.2018 © 2018 Didier Ruef