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1

What are the 4 sacred objects?

Sacred Vessels
Vetements
Sarcophagi
Hunger Cloths

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What are sacred vessels?

Paten
Ciborium
Chalice
Stoup
-expresses their belief that God cares and expresses himself through the material world
-most sacred as they're used for bread and wine (body and blood in sacramental form)

3

What is a stoup?

-A holy water container
-Placed on the wall near the entrance
-Reminder of baptism and sin being washed away

4

What is a ciborium?

A gold or silver container that holds the people's hosts

5

What is a paten?

-A gold or silver plate that holds the priests host
-Used during the consecration of the host

6

What is a chalice?

A gold or silver cup that holds the wine that is going to be consecrated

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Why are sacred vessels important?

-Gold or silver are used to show something sacred is happening
-Form an important part of the Liturgy of the Eucharist
-Help Catholics focus on their devotion

8

What are vetements?

The colour if the cloths on the lectern and altar reflect the Church seasons throughout the year
-White/Gold
-Green
-Purple
-Red

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What does white/gold represent?

-Shows holiness, glory or joy
-Worn for special occasions
-Christmas
-Easter

10

What does green represent?

-Shows creation
-Used for ordinary time when there are no special occasions

11

What does purple represent?

-Shows sorrow and penitence
-Worn during Advent and Lent

12

What does red represent?

-Shows blood that is shed
-Worn during event involving martyrs
-Good Friday
-Pentecost to symbolise the fire of the Holy Spirit

13

What does the Catechism say?

"All the signs in the liturgical celebrations are related to Christ"
This means that sacred objects are important in the Catholic worship

14

What are sarcophagi?

-A sarcophagus is a stone container for a corpse/bones
-Found in older churches and monasteries
-Often decorated with various symbols and scenes from the persons life or Jesus raising people from the dead

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What are hunger cloths?

-Used during the Middle Ages to cover the altar during Lent
-Covered with Bible stories to help people (who couldn't read learn) about God
-Themed towards justice and peace for people in the world
-Produces by charities
-Reminds people of Christ's suffering and love for them
-Gives a message of hope to those who suffer

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Different ways of using sacred objects

-Used at home to focus their mind on their beliefs
-Holy water can be sprinkled in a persons home and be used to bless oneself
-Catholics may have pictures, a cross or a crucifix