A Glossary Of Terms For Sacramental Vessels

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Along with the Table or altar, the vessels used for sacrament are also important in communicating its meaning. This article defines many of the terms used in describing sacramental vessels.

Chalices are commonly made of precious metals, or at least plated with such metals. Other materials, such as glass or ceramic, are also suitable, provided they are not porous. As the most conspicuous of the sacred vessels, it is desirable that chalices be well designed and finely crafted. It is also...


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