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CHRISMAL or CHRISMATORY

A metal jar or box for holding the holy oils and chrism. It is sometimes referred to as an oil stock. The name was formerly given to a pall or corporal covering for the altar or relics, and to the robe of the newly baptized.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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