Sancta Missa

SACRISTAN’S MANUAL
FOR THE EXTRAORDINARY FORM
"IN SACRISTY AND SANCTUARY"

By Rev. William A. O'Brien, M.A.

D. SACRED VEILS AND COVERINGS.

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1. The Ciborium "Ciborium" Veil. (Illustration No. 1) The ciborium (plural form "Ciboria") should be covered with a veil, the color of which is white.

2. The OstensoriumVeil. (Illustration No. 2) A white veil ought to cover the Ostensorium when it is being carried to or from the altar or while it rests upon the altar before or after the actual Exposition "Exposition" .

3. The Exposition "Exposition" Veil. (Illustration No. 5) This is a small banner made of silk and attached to a staff with a base. It is used to conceal the Blessed Sacrament "Blessed Sacrament" when exposed for adoration, while a sermon is being preached. It is sometimes called a "Sanctuary "Sanctuary" Veil. "

4. The Tabernacle Veil. (Illustration No. 4) The Sacred Congregation of Rites prescribes that the Tabernacle be covered with a veil called the "Tabernacle Veil" (Conopaeum "Conopaeum" ), or at least that a veil should be hung in front of it. The tabernacle veil is to be of the color of the feast or office of the day, or during a Requiem "Requiem" Mass "Mass" , violet. It is usually made of silk and is as richly adorned as circumstances will allow.

5. The Antependium "Antependium" . (Illustration No. 3) This is a movable frontal made of some fabric, which hangs down covering the lower front part of the altar. Wherever it is used, its color should be that of the feast or office of the day. On an altar where the Blessed Sacramentis reserved, it is not permitted to use a black antependium. When a Requiem "Requiem" Mass "Mass" is celebrated, the antependium must be violet.


E. OTHER CEREMONIAL ACCESSORIES.

C. THE SACRED VESSELS.

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