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- n. monstrance
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as monstrance.
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Tabernacle signified in the Middle Ages sometimes a ciborium-altar, a structure resting on pillars and covered with a baldachino that was set over an altar, sometimes an ostensory or monstrance, a tower-shaped vessel for preserving and exhibiting relics and the
The ostensorium (ostensory, monstrance) is a glass-framed shrine in which the Blessed Sacrament is publicly exposed.
In this period the feast of Corpus Christi was first introduced (1312), and thereby a new metal vessel, the monstrance or ostensory, made necessary.
AP - Pope Benedict XVI, center, flanked by bishops Franco Camaldo, right, and Guido Marini holds the ostensory … By VICTOR L.
AP: Pope Benidict XVI carrying the ostensory in Corps Christi procession Put yourself back in earth.
Among the ecclesiastical treasures the Nazis had sheltered was a reliquary containing a sliver purported to be from the True Cross, a burse or relic box with soil soaked with the blood of the martyr Saint Stephen, a tiny casket with threads from the robe worn by the apostle John, links from a chain that shackled Saint Paul, and an ostensory, or holy container, with a bone of legendary Theban legionnaire Mauritius, otherwise known as Saint Maurice.