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sepulchre

(US), sepulcher
a separate alcove in some medieval churches in which the Eucharistic elements were kept from Good Friday until the Easter ceremonies

sepulcher

1. A tomb.
2. A receptacle for relics, esp. in a Christian altar.
3. A shallow arched niche in the chancel to hold the elements of the Eucharist between their consecration on Maundy Thursday and the Easter High Mass.