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- noun Catholicism A
towelused by a priest during liturgy
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"Statuta antiqua" (fifth century): "Subdiaconus cum ordinatur ... accipiat ... de manu archidiaconi urceolum, aquamanile et manutergium" (when a subdeacon is ordained he shall receive from the hand of the archdeacon a water-pitcher, a finger-bowl, and a manuterge) is written regarding the rite used in bestowing the subdiaconate, a ceremony in practice, of course, today.
There are no ecclesiastical regulations regarding the form and material of this manuterge.
The other manuterge is used in the Mass for drying both the hands at the Lavabo, an action preformed by the priest after the Offertory as he recites the psalm, "Lavabo", and also by the bishop before the
This second manuterge is mentioned in chap. v of the