What is another word for monstrance?

77 synonyms found


[ mˈɒnstɹəns], [ mˈɒnstɹəns], [ m_ˈɒ_n_s_t_ɹ_ə_n_s]

How to use "Monstrance" in context?

The monstrance is a portable container that holds consecrated Hosts or elements of the Mass. The medieval and early Renaissance monstrances typically consisted of a silver or gold platter, or a silver or gold brocade cover, on which were placed a small quantity of consecrated Hosts or other Elements of the Mass.

Pope Clement VIII, issuing a papal bull on January 24, 1601, authorized the use of a monstrance in all the churches of Christendom.

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