noun, plural proth·e·ses [proth-uh-seez] /ˈprɒθ əˌsiz/
- Also called proskomide. the preparation and preliminary oblation of the Eucharistic elements.
- the table on which this is done.
- the part of the sanctuary or bema where this table stands.
Examples from the Web for prothesis
At the east end a door, unsymmetrically placed, leads to the small chapel which was originally the prothesis.
The prothesis and the diaconicon are represented by chapels to north and south of the apse.
The two smaller compartments and apses at the sides of the bema were sacristies, the diaconicon and prothesis.
The position of the prothesis and diaconicon in particular is identical in the two churches.
It is covered either with a barrel or with a cross-groined vault, and communicates with the prothesis and the diaconicon.
British Dictionary definitions for prothesis
Word Origin for prothesis
Word Origin and History for prothesis
from Greek prothesis "a placing before, a placing in public," from pro (see pro-) + thesis (see thesis). In ecclesiastical sense from 1670s; grammatical from 1870. Related: Prothetic (1835 in grammar); prothetical; prothetically.