Monday, March 24, 2008

Chalice Veil

Some of you may have noticed that Father has been using a "white cloth" that has been covering the Chalice through the mass. Well, it is more than just a white cloth; it is, as prescribed in Exodus and described in Hebrews, a veil or curtain separated the Holy of Holies from the rest of the Temple: or a veil (cloth) used to protect and cover the very vessel which carries the Sacred Blood of Jesus Christ (well, technically, the Blood and Body, but that's for another post). It is usually the same color as the priest's vestments and go along with the liturgies for that day.

Sweet, huh?