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  • Again a bishop when taking part in any ecclesiastical function in the sanctuary has a little candlestick of his own, known as the bugia, which is held beside him by a chaplain or cleric.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux 1840-1916 1913

  • Archbishop Burke and the sacred ministered, incidentally, were wearing some rather fine gothic vestments, and these pictures show, in my opinion, how these can go perfectly well together with other paraments in more Roman/baroque forms, such as the mitre, the copes of the book and bugia bearers or the chasubles of the ordinandi.

    Ordinations for the Franciscans of the Immaculate 2009

  • Everyone knows what to do - the maniple is ready for the end of the Indulgentiam, the servers assist the Bishop ascending the steps by holding the fringe of his alb in ceremonial deference to his office as "Pontifex" and the bugia hand-held candle is there right on time for the Introit Miserere mihi Domine.

    Archive 2009-05-01 2009

  • I asked of the unblushing vetturino, using the rough word _bugia_.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 26, September, 1880 Various

  • The former are not allowed to bless the people as they pass through the church they have no right to a seventh candle on the altar; they vest in the sacristy and not in the sanctuary; they do not use faldstool, or bugia, or gremiale, or crosier, or Canon, and they are attended by no assistant priest; they do not say "Pax vobis", and they only wash their hands once, i.e. at the offertory.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913

  • Nine acolytes or clerics minister the book, bugia, mitre, crosier, censer, two acolyte candles, gremiale, and cruets, and four minister in turn at the washing of the bishop's hands.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss 1840-1916 1913

  • The use of the bugia is not permitted to priests, whatever be their dignity, unless it be granted by an Apostolic privilege either personal, or by reason of their being curial dignitaries.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize 1840-1916 1913

  • Saturday, before the Mass bishops are allowed the use of the bugia or hand-candlestick.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize 1840-1916 1913

  • Hence the use of lamps and candles was probably continued even when not actually needed, just as, in more modern days, the bishop's bugia, which in the beginning served an entirely practical purpose, has come in time to be purely ceremonial.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 9: Laprade-Mass Liturgy 1840-1916 1913

  • But the wine it is sometimes traditore, it can also be telling the -- what is bugia?

    Castellinaria and Other Sicilian Diversions Henry Festing Jones 1889


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  • A short candle with a small straight handle.The name "bugia" derives from Bougia, in Algeria where candlewax was manufactured for export.

    July 31, 2011

  • Compare bougie.

    July 31, 2011

  • I did. Thanks Bilby!

    July 31, 2011