Catholic Vocabulary

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I’ve not been able to find the time to write the longer columns that I’d like to write for my church bulletin lately… to everything there is a season. The idea occurred to me today, maybe I should do a “Catholic Vocab” blurb instead each week, in which a typical word from our lexicon of Catholic jargon is presented along with a brief definition.

Ideas on words to include?

I’ll get the list started – use the comment box to submit your ideas.

Purificator
Corporal
Pall
Lavabo
Pyx (particularly since some people think that the singular is “pick”)
Ciborium
Chalice
Paten
Sacrarium
Gremial
Humeral Veil
Cope
Chasuble
Thurible
Boat
Crucifer
Nullity
Invalid
Illicit
Rubrics
Schism
Heretic
?

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8 Responses to Catholic Vocabulary

  1. Gina Zierdt says:

    rubrics
    genuflect
    substance/accidents
    consubstantial

  2. mstrecovery says:

    Personally, I’d like to know the names of each of the vestments and the reason for wearing each. I’m sure they each symbolize something. And are certain prayers or phrases said when each is put on or taken off?

    If you can include photos or clip art, that would be helpful. Are you going to publish your “Word of the Week” here also?

    My thoughts and prayers with you and your brother priests as you enjoy the hospitality at St. Bernard during your annual retreat.

  3. fatherhorton says:

    Monstrance
    Tabor
    Nave
    Narthex
    Sanctuary
    Sacristy

  4. I thought of two more:
    Lappet
    Amice

  5. rt says:

    piscina (as opposed to/ or the same as the sacristy lavabo where the priest washes his hands /says prayers before Mass, i.e. not the lavabo used during the Mass) lively discussion could ensue

  6. Pulliam, Rationale, Fanon,Subcinctorium, and Falda.

  7. Dawn says:

    Hermeneutic would be a good one.

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