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monstrances

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Christian liturgical vessels in which the Host may be displayed, either on an altar or in procession. Distinguished from "pyxes," which are vessels used to hold the reserved Host on the altar or to carry the Eucharist to the sick.

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monstrance

ostensories

ostensory

ostensoir

ostensoirs

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