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Proper set up for altar and chalice QUESTION from rfoster January 11, 1999
I am sacristan for my Church. I would like to know what is the procedure for setting up the altar and chalice (place pall, corporal, veil etc.) ANSWER by Mr. John Miskell on January 20, 1999 Dear Sacristan,
I apologize for the delay in answering your question. It was accidentally directed to a mailbox which I no longer use. I'm afraid you'll need to be more specific. Which liturgical rite are you referring to; e.g., Tridentine, Roman Missal of Paul VI, Byzantine, etc.? Each rite does things differently. If you are referring to the most commonly celebrated rite in the United States (Roman Rite of Pope Paul VI) I don't believe there are any specific rubrics concerning the actual positioning of altar vessels. This is left to the priest's individual preference. In Christ, John Miskell Back to Index Page

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