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Liturgical Vessels
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I. Western Liturgies – II. Eastern Liturgies – III. Art History

I. Western Liturgies

Eating and drinking vessels (vasa sacra) constitute important liturgical objects (Liturgical implements: I) in the light of the Christian meal community. They include the chalice (calix) or cup and (of less importance) the bread plate or paten (patena). From apostolic times onwards, Christian fellowship has been primarily a fellowship of the cup (see also Chalice, Witholding of the). The i…

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Bürki, Bruno and Elbern, Victor H., “Liturgical Vessels”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_08209>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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