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Offline Matthew

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Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
« on: March 16, 2016, 10:36:09 PM »
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  • What is the name of the small round glass bowl, usually with a cross on it, with a small round brass lid that sits next to the tabernacle? This vessel is always full of holy water.

    The priest uses this to purify his hands, or to place the Blessed Sacrament in (to promote dissolution of the Host) if somehow a Sacred Particle ends up on the floor.

    I can't find one online if I can't even name it.

    My first guess was "sacrarium", but I think that's a special sink where blessed water (from the Lavabo dish, etc.) is dumped, where it goes directly into the ground.
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    Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
    « Reply #1 on: March 16, 2016, 10:46:44 PM »
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  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspergillum

    Aspergillum  = brush

    Aspersorium  = Holy Water Bucket



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    Aspergus me, Domine ...
    Lord have mercy.


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    Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
    « Reply #2 on: March 16, 2016, 11:06:13 PM »
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  • No, that's what I informally call the "Asperges bucket". We have one of those.

    This is made of glass usually, and sits next to the tabernacle at all times.
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    Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
    « Reply #3 on: March 16, 2016, 11:08:05 PM »
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  • Ablution Cup – covered dish of water on the side of the tabernacle which is used by the priest, deacon or extraordinary ministers of the Eucharist to wash their fingers after distributing Communion.

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    Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
    « Reply #4 on: March 16, 2016, 11:25:59 PM »
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  • That's it!
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    Offline TheRealMcCoy

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    Holy water vessel that sits on the altar?
    « Reply #5 on: March 17, 2016, 07:40:06 AM »
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  • Matthew, you take a lot of flak for being a pompous, arrogant windbag but this thread proves you know you aren't all that.  

    Jolly good job and carry on.  :cheers:

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    Indeed a humble rustic who serves God is better than a proud intellectual who neglects his soul to study the course of the stars.

     

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