monstrance


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monstrance

RC Church a receptacle, usually of gold or silver, with a transparent container in which the consecrated Host is exposed for adoration

ostensory, monstrance

A device in which the Eucharistic wafer may be displayed.
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Contract notice: Advisory services and insurance mediation of civil / equity, land transport of silver monstrance and property damage liability of the city of madrid.
A gold-plated monstrance about 2 feet tall that had been removed from the church was found outside by police officers.
John XXII (1316-34) advocated the institutional and liturgical arrangement of the feast; he decreed, for instance, that its celebration include a procession wherein the consecrated host in the monstrance would be brought outside of the church into the world and then carried back again into the church.
Doctrine hardly intervenes except to stress the mystery so far beyond human ken, when the speaker takes the place of another man "Before the monstrance filled with What we seek / And repray old promises for an hour.
Milosz's Lithuanian nature, the religious imagery of choir and monstrance that reverts to his Catholic upbringing, nevertheless pursues the virtue of brotherhood, a comrade poet.
Middle school students gather around the altar, and one can almost see the graces that pour out from the monstrance on the altar.
The Bulgarian present for Karekin II was a monstrance.
Am I getting hot or cold, or are you going to let us in on the secret of where you have hidden the monstrance so I can expose the Sacred Host and the rest of us interested can get down to worship?
The cloth on which Balthazar carries an anachronistic monstrance is embroidered with what may be taken as the date of the picture: MDVII.
The EU wears the regard of human rights and the respect of international law like a monstrance in the relationships with other countries, but closes both eyes when it comes to Israel's disregard of both.