chrismatory

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chrismatory (plural chrismatories)

  1. Part of a church set aside for the rite of confirmation.
  2. A globular ampulla or jar used to hold chrism.
    • 2007 October 19, Karen Rosenberg, “Sacred Works in Secular Places”, New York Times:
      Like the pleurant an Anglo-Saxon chrismatory (a container for items used in the sacraments) from the eighth or ninth century is a wonder of survival and craftsmanship.

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