This paper is primarily a presentation of two recently excavated rooms in the 6th c. Episcopal Basili-ca at the site of Golemo Gradište, village of Konjuh. The location and furnishings of the spaces raise the possibility that they were used for the deposition of offerings, such as bread and wine for the Eucharist, by members of the congregation as they entered the church. Gifts of bread and wine immediately move the discussion into issues of liturgy. In order to set the church and these specific rooms in context and to avoid entanglement in difficult liturgical issues, some background will be provided and some assumptions stated.
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Snively, Carolyn S., “Spaces for Deposition of Offerings in Early Byzantine Churches: Possible Sacristies at Golemo Gradište, Konjuh,” in Giving Gifts to God: Evidences of Votive Offerings. Proceedings of the 1st & 2nd International Archaeological Conference, 2016-2017, D. Gjorgjievski, ed., Kumanovo, 2018, 175-182.