Ecclesial terminology

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Can you name the ecclesial terms for items used in liturgy, places, and ecclesiastical roles (as used in Western chur?

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DescriptionTermExtra random hints
Geographical area over which a bishop presidesI can think of three possible answers!
Vestment worn by the Presider or Celebrant at MassBasically just a large cloth with a hole for the priest's head.
Small plate used to distribute the Bread during CommunionFrom Latin for 'pan, dish'
Priest-in-charge of a cathedralUniversities also use this term.
Where Consecrated Sacrament is reserved for use or adorationTwo answers are acceptable.
A church building shaped like a cross is called thisThe 'arms' are called transepts; they intersect at the 'crossing.' Not a hint, just trivia.
Schedule of personnel for the liturgyFrom Latin for 'wheel'
Large candle lit at Easter Vigil, during Easter, and at funerals and baptismsThe candle takes its name from the Greek word for 'Passover.'
Band or rope used to cinch one's alb or cassockThe hint is in the description on this one.
The person who swings the censer during liturgyLatin for 'incense-bearer'
A fancy altar hanging much like a table skirt; usually brocadeThe fair linen goes on top.
White robe usually worn under other vestmentsFrom Latin for 'white'
The person who carries the processional crossLatin for 'cross-bearer'
A container for holding communion wafersMay also be called a 'bread box.'
Area inside the church, with the pews, where the faithful assembleThink of a ship
DescriptionTermExtra random hints
Room for vesting and/or preparing Eucharistic elementsTwo possible answers (one just for vesting)
Perfumed oil used in baptismRepresents the Holy Spirit
In Anglican tradition, a person who carries a stick and leads people during the liturgyThe stick is called a 'virge' (Latin name)
Candle kept lit near reserved SacramentAlso used, in red glass, near burial sites
Cup used to distribute the Wine during CommunionFrom Latin/Greek words for 'cup'
Another name for the bread or wafer used in CommunionFrom Latin for '(sacrificial) victim'
A curtain hanging behind an altarRelated to the Latin term for 'on the back'
Special sink leading directly into the ground for disposal of consecrated wineEliminates the need for alcoholic priests!
Priest-in-charge of a parishTwo terms accepted.
Wand-like item used to sprinkle holy water'Asperges me'
Bowl and towel used for ritual washing by the priestFrom the Latin for 'I wash'
'Placemat' used to catch crumbs during the EucharistHint: the bread becomes the Body of Christ
The Bishop's hatFrom the Greek for 'headband' or 'turban'
The Bishop's throneThe building takes its name from this seat
Cloth used to wipe the rim of the cup during CommunionFor the love of God, don't wipe with the embroidery!

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