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theology terms-catholic church - A Tour of the Catholic...

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A Tour of the Catholic Church 1. Baptismal pool or font: a basin or vase, serving as a receptacle for baptismal water in which the candidate for baptism is immersed, or over which he is washed, in the ceremony of Christian initiation. 2. Holy water font: vessels intended for the use of holy water. 3. Paschal candle: a large wax candle, usually fixed in a great candlestick and featured in the service on Holy Saturday. 4. Ambry: oil of catechumens, sick. Sacred chrism. 5. Reconciliation room: 6. Confessionals: 7. Nave: architecturally the central, open space of a church, west of the choir or chancel, and separated therefrom by a low wall or screen. 8. Pews: 9. Way of the cross: historical background on this devotion. 10. Sanctuary: a consecrated place of refuge. 11. Lectern: support for a book, reading-desk, or bookstand, a solid and permanent structure upon which the Sacred Books, which were generally large and heavy, were placed when used by the ministers of the altar in liturgical functions.
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