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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Altar, Stripping of the

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A ceremony which takes place on Holy Thursday symbolizing the moment in the Passion of Christ when He was stripped of His garments by the Jews. The celebrant assisted by deacon and subdeacon removes from the altars of the church the altar-cloths and all ornamentation, leaving but the crucifix and candlesticks.

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Entry for 'Altar, Stripping of the'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. 1910.

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