Word of the Day – Artolatry

By October 12, 2020Word of the Day

Artolatry (noun)


(historical Christian Church) The adoration of the host or the bread consecrated in the Eucharist.

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Martin Fotherby (c1560–1620), bishop of Salisbury. From post-classical Latin artolatria from ancient Greek ἀρτο-, combining form of ἄρτος bread + post-classical Latin -latria.

Example sentences

“Artolatry is the bread-worship we see within the church atmosphere.”

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