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Altar Cloths

From the Collection of Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village 89 Merri Street Warrnambool Victoria

The Burse (AKA a "corporas-case") is a type of folder used to carry the corporal to and from the altar. It is made out of two square pieces of cardboard laid one on top of the other, then bound together along one edge to form a hinge. Sometimes, an extra purificator may be placed inside the pall. The other item is a Chalice Veil which is placed over the chalice, paten, and purificator when the vessels are prepared for the Eucharist and placed on the altar; it is removed before the Consecration. Both are White with gold trim (Christmas, Easter and some Holy Days).
Cloth H 44.5 x W 46.5 Cover H 20.7 x W 20.7
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23 Dec 2019 at 11:04AM