from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A room in a church housing the sacred vessels and vestments; a vestry.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A room in a church where sacred vessels, books, vestments, etc. are kept. Sometimes also used by clergy to prepare for worship or for meetings.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An apartment in a church where the sacred utensils, vestments, etc., are kept; a vestry.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apartment in or a building connected with a church or monastery, in which the sacred utensils are kept and the vestments used by the officiating clergymen or priests are deposited; the vestry.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept or meetings are held
In the sacristy is a horrid and appropriate image of the bad thief.
A sacristy is a room where sacred vessels and vestments are kept.
ALLEN: Well, he is in a room called the sacristy, which is, if you like, the prep room for priests before the mass.
The sacristy is a jumble of wooden equipment crates, tall gold candelabras, cables and paints that conservator Naoko Fukumaru mixes and holds up in swatches to the original to ensure the color, depth and finish are true to life.
GRACE: That mannequin representing 71-year-old Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, a nun, one of the most defenseless and innocent among us, murdered in the sacristy, which is a little room off of the altar.
Gilded wooden candlesticks are brought out from behind some altar or secret cupboard; a shabby, painted image of the Virgin or some other saint is produced from the sacristy, which is hastily draped in gorgeous finery, a necklace of beads adjusted round its neck; artificial flowers dusted and arranged in gay-looking vases; the candles are then lighted, and -- up goes the curtain!
The sacristy was a jumble of prayer books, vestments, broken rosaries, crucifixes, and pictures.
The old sacristy, which is full of him -- for indeed all the decorative work seems to be his -- is one of the first buildings of the Renaissance, the beautiful work of Filippo Brunelleschi.
In the sacristy is a picture of a dead Christ with the three Marys and Joseph, by Spagnoletto, not only the finest picture by that master, but I am quite inclined to say that it is the finest picture I have yet seen.
Opposite the sacristy is a curious twelfth-century tomb from