Artotyritee

Artotyritee (q. d. ἀρτοτυριταί, from ἄρτος, bread, and τυρός, cheese), a branch of the Montanists, who first appeared in the second century. They used bread and cheese in the Eucharist; or, perhaps, bread baked with cheese. The reason assigned was, according to Augustine (Hcer. cap. xxviii), that the first men offered to God not only the fruits of the earth, but of their flocks also. The Artotyritae admitted women to the priesthood, and even consecrated them bishops.-Bingham, Orig. Eccl. 15:2, 8; Epiphanius. Haer. xlix. SEE MONTANISTS.

 
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