The eucharistic sacrament is a reenactment of Jesus’ Last Supper with his disciples. While bread and wine (which represented the body and blood of Christ) predominated as the tangible elements in the eucharistic rite by the end of late antiquity, fish apparently had a sacramental role in earlier periods. This should not be surprising to us, given that for early Christians the Eucharist constituted a genuine meal and was not simply an emblematic ritual.