Receptacles, often with an architectural character, placed in, on, or near the high altar in the sanctuary of a church to hold the consecrated Host.

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Receptacles used in religious contexts that are considered in essence the dwelling-place of the deity, intended literally or symbolically. In Christian contexts, tabernacles often have an architectural character and are located near the high altar of a church, set into the wall or free-standing; their purpose is to hold the consecrated Host. The term is derived from Latin, meaning a small dwelling.

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December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021