Liturgy

The colours of the Catholic liturgy and their meaning

The colours of the Catholic liturgy and their meaning

The liturgical vestments of Catholic priests during religious celebrations and the many sacred vestments used by them, differs according to a range of colours that have a precise symbolic meaning. The colours of liturgical vestments, such as the cope, chasuble, dalmatic and the stole, refer […]

The importance of the tabernacle in the Catholic Church

The importance of the tabernacle in the Catholic Church

The tabernacle is the place of the church that holds the ciborium containing the Eucharist. This makes the tabernacle the heart and the cornerstone of each church; it is the reference of those who come to pray and worship the body of Christ even outside […]

Pitchers for manuterges in religious ceremonies

Pitchers for manuterges in religious ceremonies

The act of washing has always played a very important role in religious ceremonies. Judaism has spread real baths, which go back to the baptism of John the Baptist, while the Koran prescribes the washing of the face, arms and feet before prayer. As part […]

The value of the pastoral staff in Catholic symbolism

The value of the pastoral staff in Catholic symbolism

The pastoral staff is a symbol of ecclesiastical power, which usually designates the role of the bishop or abbot. It is a long rod with one curved or spiral end, fixed to the support by a collar and by a node. The staff symbolises a […]

The history of host moulds

The history of host moulds

The tradition of giving consecrated bread a flat, round shape harks back to the end of the fourth century, in the Orient. After the fifth century, such customs also arrived in the West. We should not think, however, that the hosts made then are similar […]

Liturgical bells in religious celebrations

Liturgical bells in religious celebrations

The use of liturgical bells in religious celebrations has very old origins. The bells were certainly known and used by all people in the antiquity, and have even been found in prehistoric tombs. The origins of the liturgical bells, which are still used in religious […]

A comfortable and functional alternatives to real candles: PVC candles

A comfortable and functional alternatives to real candles: PVC candles

PVC candles are comfortable and functional alternatives to real candles; can also be cheaper and safer than traditional candles made of beeswax, vegetable wax, or paraffin, and their effect in terms of atmosphere and solemnity is not envious of traditional ones. They use glass or plexiglass […]

Liturgical cope: The vestment worn by priests in celebrations

Liturgical cope: The vestment worn by priests in celebrations

The liturgical cope is a vestment worn by priests in celebrations that take place outside of Mass or outside of the church itself. In fact, during Mass the celebrant only wears the chasuble. The liturgical cope is instead used in processions, Eucharist benedictions, vespers and […]

Clergy shirts

Clergy shirts

With the term clergy we generally define the religious suits consisting of trousers, shirt and black or gray jacket, worn by priests outside of the celebrations. More in particular, however, the definition is referred to the typical clergy shirt, which characterizes unequivocally this attire. The […]

Metal pyxes

Metal pyxes

Metal pyxes are containers designed to enclose the consecrated hosts. The Eucharistic pyxes are usually made of enamel plate, pewter, silver plate, gold-plated brass, aluminum, but can also have inserts of other metals, or glass, or even be in olive wood. They are small size […]

Monstrance stand

Monstrance stand

The monstrance stand is a shelf upon which the monstrance is placed. The monstrance is the sacred container used for the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament to the faithful. Such exposure takes place during worship and Eucharistic blessing. The very name of this furniture fully […]

Lecterns

Lecterns

Lecterns are an essential church supplies. Usually the lectern is placed before the altar, on the presbytery. Its name derives from the greek λογειον, loghĕion, “pulpit” from which it differs in some features. While the pulpit is for the preaching, the lectern serves as a support […]