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Ecclesiastical Use of Basins

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Basins were extensively used in the Jewish Ritual and were in early use in Christian churches for ablutions and to receive lamp-drippings etc. The Missal prescribes its used at the "Lavabo" of the Mass; the "Cæremoniale Episcoporum" provides a basin for bearing the cruets and for the preparatory ablutions of bishops. They are ordinarily of ornamented metal.

JOHN B. PETERSON

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Ecclesiastical Use of Basins'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/e/ecclesiastical-use-of-basins.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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