Name of the vessel that holds the Hosts


#1

I know the Chalice holds the wine that becomes the Blood of Christ. But I have forgotten the name of the vessel that holds the individual Hosts that Communion is distributed from.

Sincerely,

BluesPicker

PS. All my Saint Names were Taken so I used my guitar name.
No offense meant.


#2

Ciborium. Plural: ciboria. Small container to take communion to the sick: pyx.


#3

I believe the term you are trying to come up with is “ciborium.”


#4

I remembered the name by the sound but I forgot how to spell it. We had to learn it for our First Communion.

 Thank you so much.

BluesPicker


#5

In addition to the ciborium used at Mass to hold the Hosts, and pyx used to transport the Host, the Host is displayed in a monstrance for adoration. See you also get a whole new vocabulary when you become Catholic. :)


DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.