from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the veil or curtain of the holy doors.
- n. The veil which is used in Oriental churches to cover the chalice and paten.
- n. In the Gr. Ch., the veil which is hung on the canopy standing over the altar.
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"The soul clings, as one in fear of shipwreck to an anchor, and sees not whither the cable of the anchor runs -- where it is fastened: but she knows that it is fastened behind the veil which hides the future glory." veil -- Greek, "catapetasma": the second veil which shut in the Holiest
Holies (catapetasma), here alluded to, the other before the tabernacle door (calumma). called -- as opposed to "the true."
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