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

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