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SPOON

The spoon used in the EAstern Rite liturgy to communicate to the faithful a part of the Host soaked in the consecreated wine. A spoon may also be used to measure a few drops of water to be mixed with wine at the Offertory of the Mass. And a spoonful of water may be given to the sick to help themswallow the Sacred Host.

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

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