Monstrance

A monstrance, also known as ostensorium, is the vessel used in Roman Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches to display the consecrated Eucharistic host, during Eucharistic adoration or Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. Created in the medieval period for the public display of relics, the monstrance today is usually restricted for vessels ...
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Monstrance

• (n.) A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view.
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monstrance

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monstrance

noun (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
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Monstrance

Mon'strance noun [ Late Latin monstrantia , from Latin monstrare to show: confer Old French monstrance . See Monster .] (R. C. Ch.) A transparent pyx, in which the consecrated host is exposed to view.
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Monstrance

A monstrance, or remonstrance, also called an ostensorium or expositorium, is the sacred vessel in which, in the Roman Catholic Church, the host is shown to the people at benedictions, processions, and other solemnities. Its use probably dates from the establishment of the festival of Corpus Christi in 1264 by Pope Urban IV. The earliest monstrance...
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Monstrance

a silver or gold mounted glass vessel for displaying the Host (consecrated bread) at Holy Mass.
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Monstrance

A vessel, typically made of metal, used to display the Eucharistic bread in Catholic and Anglican churches. Typically, it is placed on the altar for adoration during religious rites. It is also known as an ostensorium (McBrien 1995:890).
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Monstrance

Case made of precious metal in which is exposed the Blessed Sacrament to expose it for adoration by the faithful or carried in procession
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monstrance

Container for eucharistic wafers which contains an opening through which they can be viewed.
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monstrance

in the Roman Catholic church and some other churches, a vessel in which the eucharistic host is carried in processions and is exposed during certain ... [1 related articles]
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monstrance

In the Roman Catholic Church, a vessel used from the 13th century to hold the Host (bread consecrated in the Eucharist) when exposed at benediction or in processions. ...
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monstrance

monstrance In the Roman Catholic Church, a receptacle that holds the Host (the consecrated bread or wafer of the Eucharist or Communion for the Mass) [Latin: monstrum, 'portent, monster' from monstrare, 'to show, point out, indicate'].
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monstrance

vessel used to expose the Eucharist
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monstrance

[n] - (Roman Catholic Church) a vessel (usually of gold or silver) in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration
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