Vessels, Sacred

   The vessels used in celebrating the Holy Communion are so called, from the sacred purpose for which they are intended. These sacred vessels are the Chalice, Paten and Flagon, which should be made of silver or gold only -- the best that we have for so sacred a purpose.

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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