Sancta Missa

Ordo Missae of the 1962 Missale Romanum

Ablution Cup

 Previous  | Index | Altar Cards Previous

ablution-cup  

Ablution Cup

The Church has great reverence for the Body and Blood of Christ, and so she is concerned that no particles of that heavenly food be lost or unintentionally profaned. The Council of Trent taught that even the tiniest particle of the Sacred Species is the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, substantially present in this sacrament.

Therefore, after the distribution of Holy Communion, whereas the priest-celebrant purifies his fingers with wine and again with wine and water, priests and deacons who distribute Holy Communion during the course of the Mass, as well as outside of Mass, will employ the Ablution Cup to purify their fingers of the sacred particles of the Host.

The Ablution Cup, filled with water, is typically a small bowl-like container, located near the tabernacle. After the distribution of Holy Communion, the minister of Holy Communion, namely the priest and the deacon, returns the Ciborium to the tabernacle, dips his thumb and index into the water held by the ablution cup, wipes his fingers on the purificator, and returns to the sacristy.

Ablution Cup | Altar Cards | Altar Carpets | Altar Cloths | Altar Crucifix | Altar Rail or Communion Rail
Altar Steps | Altare Summum | Antependium | Bell | Candlesticks | Canopy or Throne of the Altar | Chalice
 Choir Stalls | Ciborium  |  Corporal | Credence Table | Epistle and Gospel Side of the Altar | Finger Basin |
Holy Water Bucket and Sprinkler | Holy Water Font | Manuterges (Lavabo towel) | Olea Sacra | Ostensorium - Monstrance | Paschal Candle | Paten | Processional Cross | Reliquary | Sacred Vessels | Sacristan | Sacristy 
Sedilia or Priests’ Bench | Sepulchrum |Tabernacle covered by veil | Water and Wine Cruets | Vestments
 

www.SanctaMissa.org
Tutoriel pour la Messe Tridentine en Latin (Français) | Tutorial on the Tridentine Latin Mass (English)
Online Tutorial for Priests | Rubrics of the 1962 Roman Missal | Learning to Serve at the Altar

Spirituality of the Tridentine Mass | Liturgical Books and Resources | Sacred Music of the Liturgy
From Sacristy to Altar | The Liturgical Year

What's New | Frequently Asked Questions
Letter from the SuperiorSite Dedication | Contact Us | How You Can Help

Copyright © 2010. Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. All Rights Reserved.