reliquary

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A vessel intended to contain and expose a sacred relic. It often resembles a small ostensorium. In some European churches reliquaries are very large and sometimes immovable, containing many relics. There is a special blessing in the Ritual for reliquaries.

MLA Citation

  • “reliquary“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 August 2018. Web. 23 September 2018. <>