altar protector

Also known as

  • altar-cover
  • stragulum
  • vespebale


A cover of cloth, baize, or velvet, of any color, though usually green or red, used on the altar outside the time of sacred functions, to prevent staining or soiling of the altar-cloth.

MLA Citation

  • “altar protector”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2010. Web. 20 January 2019. <>