Liturgy Chapter 2

altar

placed at the center of the santuary because this is where Christ's sacrifice of the cross is made present; the table of the Lord to which the community of fatih is invited

ambo

place for proclamation of the Word of God

Tabernacle

case or box that contains the Blesses Sacrament, the consecrated hosts

holy water

reminder of baptismal promises

presider's chair

chair of the bishop (cathedra); placed in the santuary to express the role of the priest in presiding over the assembly and directing prayer

santuary lamp

when lit, it serves as a sign of Jesus' real presence

Lectionary

book of readings based off a yearly cycle (A,B,C); book of the gospels

sacramentary

contains the prayers for mass

paten

small plate, usually of silver or gold, used to hold the eucharistic bread

chalice

goblet intended to hold the blood of christ

corparal

square white linen cloth upon which the chalice and sacred host are placed upon the altar

purificator

altar linen used to wipe excess precious blood from the chalice

icons

holy images that help us to focus our attention on Jesus, son of God

holy oils

located in the ambry, oil of catechumens, oil for the sacrament of anointing of teh sick, sacred chrism

baptistry

place for celebration of Baptism containing holy water font

confessional

place for the sacrament of penance

christus totus

whole christ

Sabbath or Shabbat

cease or desist

Pascha

greek term for Easter