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Chalice Veil.

Square of colored brocade or similar material, often richly embroidered, used to cover the chalice (and paten) before the offertory and after the communion. First introduced into the W Ch. ca. the 16th c., the chalice veil was adopted in different parts of the ch. at different times. At an earlier date, a 2d corporal* was often (and is still occasionally) used to veil the chalice after the communion, with the chalice left unveiled before the offertory.

Edited by: Erwin L. Lueker, Luther Poellot, Paul Jackson
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