Vasa sacra

Vasa sacra (sacred devices) are devices for supper that are used during and after mass for carrying and containing the bread and wine of the Eucharist. This includes cup, paten, monstrance, custodia, ciborium and pyxis. Usually these sacral objects are made of precious metals, especially the parts of the Vasa Sacra that serve for take up the sacred bread and wine. That is why in the Catholic Church those surfaces are gilded.

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