Also known as

  • chrismatory


A metal jar or small cylindrical box for holding oil of catechumens, oil of the sick, and chrism. The word formerly designated the cloth covering wrapped about relics; a pall or corporal; a vessel for the Blessed Eucharist; a cere-cloth covering of the altar-table; also, the white-hooded robes of the newly baptized.

MLA Citation

  • “chrismal”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 August 2010. Web. 24 September 2020. <>