alapa

Derivation

  • Latin = slap

Article

A light tap which the bishop gives on the cheek of the candidate in the sacrament of Confirmation.

MLA Citation

  • Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro. “alapa”. A Small Liturgical Dictionary, 1950. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 July 2012. Web. 30 June 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/alapa/>