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chalice

[Lat.,=cup], ancient name for a drinking cup, retained for the eucharistic or communion cup. Its use commemorates the cup used by Jesus at the Last Supper. Celebrated examples are the Great Chalice of Antioch (Syriac), of embossed silver, excavated there in 1910 and attributed to the 1st cent., and an elaborately ornamented chalice found in 1868 at Ardagh, Ireland, and believed to be Celtic work of the 9th or 10th cent. See Grail, HolyGrail, Holy,
a feature of medieval legend and literature. It appears variously as a chalice, a cup, or a dish and sometimes as a stone or a caldron into which a bleeding lance drips. It was identified by Christians as the chalice of the Last Supper brought to England by St.
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Chalice

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Another name for the ritual goblet, or sacred cup, used by Witches in their rituals. It holds the consecrated wine and may symbolize the element of water.

Chalice

 

a liturgical vessel for the consecration of wine and receiving of communion, shaped like a cup with a long stem. Known since the second century A.D., chalices have been made of gold, silver, bronze, and worked stone and decorated with gems, depictions of saints, and ornamental designs done by chasing, engraving, and casting.

chalice

cup holding wine at Eucharist. [Christian Tradition: N.T.: Mark 14:23]
See: Wine

chalice

1. Christianity a gold or silver cup containing the wine at Mass
2. the calyx of a flower, esp a cup-shaped calyx
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Chalices and patens occupy a prominent place among the liturgical objects, because they are indispensable to the Eucharist and are also used to prepare, administer, carry, keep, or simply expose the Consecrated Species.
A minimum of added texture on the vessel is an allusion to the jewelcrusted surfaces of chalices recognisable as historical artefacts.
No alarm was triggered and there was no sign of a break-in, said the spokesman, adding that three valuable gold chalices and gold candlesticks in the chapel were not stolen.
The design of the plate returned to the pre-Reformation jewelled and enamelled chalices, ciboria, crosiers and altar crosses.
Chalmers discovered seven chalices, five ciborium and two candelabras missing the morning of April 5, estimating their replacement value at $10,000.
The cleric added: "If I only took a mouthful of wine from the chalice at all three masses I feel this could put me over the legal limit for driving.
The chalices held their shape well while the students embellished their vessels.
A PRECIOUS antique chalice has been stolen in a raid on a church.
Medical Society (1894), Presentation, "Prophylaxis in Churches Needed by the Adoption of Individual Communion Chalices or Cups.
More than 100 interactive, three-dimensional objects - chalices, cameras, pocket watches, helmets, newspapers and the like - created on Silicon Graphics(R) workstations are scattered throughout the gaming environment for players to pick up and use.
Bernard's, said he discovered seven chalices, five ciborium and two candelabras missing Saturday morning.
THIEVES who stole sacred communion chalices have begged God for forgiveness.