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Christian religious clothes, objects and symbols

altar

noun

a special table where religious ceremonies are performed, especially in a Christian church

biretta

noun

a stiff square hat worn by a Roman Catholic priest

cassock

noun

a long loose piece of clothing, often black and covering the whole body, traditionally worn by some priests

chalice

noun

a large cup for wine, especially one used during the Christian ceremony of Holy Communion

collar

noun

a priest’s dog collar

collection plate

noun

a dish used in church for collecting money

crib

noun

a model of the wooden box that Jesus Christ was born in, according to the Bible. Some Christians have these in their churches and houses at Christmas.

cross

noun

a shape with one long upright line and one shorter line across it, used as a symbol of Christianity

cross

noun

a model, structure, or piece of jewellery in the shape of a cross

crucifix

noun

a model of Jesus Christ dying on a cross, often found in a church or worn as jewellery

dog collar

noun

a white stiff round collar worn by priests in the Christian church

Easter egg

noun

an egg that children decorate in celebration of Easter

the Eucharist

noun

the bread and wine used in the ceremony of the Eucharist

font

noun

a stone bowl, usually on top of a post, that holds water for the baptism ceremony in the Christian church

frock

noun

a long loose piece of clothing with sleeves that some priests and monks wear

graven image

noun

a picture or statue of a god or holy person

hassock

noun

in some churches, a thick cushion (=cloth bag filled with soft material) used for kneeling on

the Holy Grail

in old stories, the cup that Jesus drank from at the Last Supper

holy water

noun

water that a priest has blessed

the Host

noun

the bread that is used in the Christian ceremony of Communion

icon

noun

a picture or model of a holy person that is used in religious worship in the Russian or Greek Orthodox Church

Madonna

noun

a picture or model of the Madonna

plate

noun

a flat round dish used for collecting money, especially in a church

psalter

noun

a book containing psalms from the Bible, used in a church

rood screen

noun

a large decorated screen in some Christian churches that separates the main part of the church from the part where the altar is

rosary

noun

a set of small beads used by Roman Catholics for counting a series of prayers

the Sacrament

noun

the holy bread and wine that people eat and drink as part of the Christian ceremony of communion

skullcap

noun

a small hat sometimes worn by Jewish men and Roman Catholic priests

stigmata

noun

the marks on Jesus Christ’s body where he was fixed to the cross, or marks on the skin of some religious people that are similar to these injuries

surplice

noun

a loose white piece of clothing, worn over other clothes by priests, church singers, and people who help during ceremonies

tabernacle

noun

a container for holy objects in a Catholic church

tithe

noun

a particular amount of money that members of some Christian churches give to the church

vestment

noun

a robe worn by a priest, or a piece of clothing worn with it

wafer

noun

a thin round piece of bread that a priest gives people to eat during the Christian religious ceremony of holy communion

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