“It is a particularly great shame that so many ciboria seem to have been lost following the renovations of the more recent decades, as they have always seemed to be one of the most desireable architectural revivals of recent times, and even more ideally so in a time that sees the dominance of the free-standing altar.”
“We are fortunate to slowly see ciboria re-appearing today in some projects -- though it is to be hoped that we will likewise begin to see it appear, not only in larger-scale church building projects, but also in those of a smaller scale, as well as a consideration for parish renovations where it would be suitable and reachable.”
“Of course, there are ciboria in a gothic mode as well.”
“This said, I believe the point of the importance of the ciboria still stands.”
“This view actually helps to illustrate the value of the ciboria in emphasizing and enthroning the free-standing altar.”
“Instead, two ciboria of small Hosts are consecrated, one for the general communion of Holy Thursday, and another for the general communion of the following day.”
“We can only hope that he was not juggling ciboria and chalices.”
“The oldest and most interesting pieces at Rochester are, however, two alms-basins or patens (perhaps originally ciboria), made at London in”
“It was used to coat jugs and bowls, candlesticks, candelabra, and ciboria.”
“The altars of the basilicas erected by Constantine at Rome were surmounted by ciboria, one of which, in the Lateran, was known as a fastigium and is described with some detail in the "Liber Pontificalis".”
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