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A method of housing the Blessed Sacrament in a tabernacle outside the sanctuary usually on the north side of the church. Sometimes it was richly canopied and the repository screened so that the Host could be dimly seen. It was widely used in Switzerland, Belgium, and Germany until the last half of the nineteenth century.
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