catechumen (pronounced /ˌkætəˈkjuːmən/; from Latin catechumenus, Greek κατηχούμενος, instructed - from κατά (kata), “‘down’” + ἠχή (ēkhē), “‘sound’”) is one receiving instruction from a catechist in the principles of the Christian religion with a view to baptism.
Last time I baked a passable artos, I left a single loaf out for a week. I have baked a few other recipes in the meantime with poor results. I left this one out because it is the recipe I have had the most luck with and I wanted to see what happened after a week.
Over the week, the outside hardened and the loaf became visibly smaller... mummification, I suppose.
Today I cut it open to see what it will be like one week after I bring it to the church.
It was fine. Moist inside... nothing wrong with it. I won't pretend it wasn't stale bread, but I don't think there's much that can be done to avoid that in a loaf that has sat out for a week. Today I am attempting to re-create this loaf and then I will freeze it as a backup.
Why did I do this experiment? Because I have been plagued with nightmares that the artos has molded during Bright Week.