Oplatki Christmas Wafers (GV100)
Wafers are available in bulk where you purchase each individual wafer, and in packs.
Packs consist on 3 white wafers, 1 pink wafer, and 1 envelope.The Oplatki are enjoyed by families, typically right before the Christmas Eve meal.
The entire family will gather around the table with the Oplatki.
Generally the eldest member of the family will begin the ritual by breaking off a piece of the wafer and passing it to another family member with a blessing.
This blessing can simply consist of what you desire for your loved one in the upcoming year – whether it be good health, success, or happiness.
The purpose of this act is primarily to express ones unconditional love and forgiveness for each member of his or her family.
The significance of the Oplatki Christmas wafer is in that it shadows the Eucharistic meal that Catholics participate in at each Mass.
Just as we share in the Eucharist as one family in Christ and receive Christ’s love through the Eucharist, the Oplatki allows for one’s immediate family to come together and share the love they have for one another.
Oplatki are thin wafers, which measure 5 1/2in. x 2 3/4in.