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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.


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APA citation. Peterson, J.B. (1907). Ecclesiastical Use of Basins. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02334a.htm

MLA citation. Peterson, John Bertram. "Ecclesiastical Use of Basins." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 2. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02334a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Tim Drake.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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