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The sacred objects used in Mass

==Vessels for the Mass==

  1. Chalice- A chalice (from Latincalix, cup, borrowed from Greek kalyx, shell, husk) is a goblet or footed cup intended to hold a drink. It is used in Mass
  2. A ciborium (plural ciboria; Latin from the Ancient Greek κιβώριον (kibōrion)) is a vessel: originally a drinking cup, but later used to refer to a receptacle for the blessed sacrament.
  3. Paten- A patens, is a small plate, usually made of silver or gold, used to hold Eucharistic bread which is to be consecrated.
  4. Cruets- A cruet, (pronounced /ˈkruː.ɨt/), is a small vessel used in mass containing the water and wine that will be consecrated in the mass.
  5. Aspergillum- (less commonly, aspergilium or aspergil) is a liturgical implement used to sprinkle holy water. It comes in two common forms: a brush that is dipped in the water and shaken, and a perforated ball at the end of a short handle. Some have sponges or internal reservoirs that dispense holy water when shaken, while others must periodically be dipped in an aspersorium.
  6. Humeral Veil-  It consists of a piece of cloth about 2.75 m long and 90 cm wide draped over the shoulders and down the front, normally of silk or cloth of gold. At the ends there are sometimes pockets in the back for hands to go into so that the wearer can hold items without touching them with the hands.

==Vestments for the Mass==

  1. Cassock- an item of clerical clothing; a long, close-fitting, ankle-length robe worn by priests and altar servers.
  2. chasuble- is the outermost liturgicalvestment worn by clergy for the celebration of the Eucharist
  3. Dalmatic- is a long wide-sleeved tunic, which serves as a liturgical vestment used by the Deacon and some priests and Bishops.
  4. Zucchetto-  (plural zucchetti, Italian for “small gourd”), also called pileolus in Latin, is a small skullcap worn by clerics. All ordained members of the Roman Catholic Church are entitled to wear the zucchetto. As with much ecclesiastical apparel, the colour of the zucchetto denotes the wearer’s rank: the Pope’s zucchetto is white, those worn by cardinals are red or scarlet, and those of bishops, territorial abbots and territorial prelates are purple. Priests and deacons wear a black zucchetto although the use of the zucchetto by priests in actual practice is extremely rare aside from abbots, and the custom is even rarer among deacons.

==Equipment and Linen used in Mass==

  1. Ambo or Lectern- is a speakers’ stand in a church.
  2. Altar-  is where the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but never without an altar, or at least an altar stone.
  3. Altar Bell- an altar or sanctus bell is typically a small hand-held bell or set of bells. The primary reason for the use of sanctus/altar bell(s) is to create a joyful noise to the Lord as a way to give thanks for the miracle taking place atop the Altar of Sacrifice.  A ancillary function of the bell(s) is to focus the attention of those attending the Mass that a supernatural event is taking place on the altar. Such bells are also commonly referred to as the Mass bell’, sacring bell, Sacryn bell, saints’ bell, sance-bell, or sanctus bell (or “bells”, when there are three). and are kept on the credence or some other convenient location within the sanctuary.
  4. Crucifix- An Altar Crucifix or Altar Cross is a cross placed upon an altar, and is the principal ornament of the altar.
  5. Credence table- is a small side table in the sanctuary of a Christian church which is used in the celebration of the Eucharist.  Etymology: from latin credens, -entis, believer).

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