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* The purificator (purificatorium or more anciently emunctorium) is a white linen cloth which is used to wipe the chalice after each communicant partakes. It is also used to wipe the chalice and paten after the ablutions which follow Communion.

* The pall (pallium or palla) a stiffened square card or similar covered with white linen, usually embroidered with a cross, or some other appropriate symbol. The purpose of the pall is to keep dust and insects from falling into the Eucharistic elements.

* The corporal is a square white cloth upon which the chalice and paten are placed when the Eucharist is celebrated. It may be edged with fine lace, and a cross or other designs may be embroidered onto it.

* The Lavabo Towel is used by the celebrant to dry his hands after washing them.

* The amice is a liturgical vestment. It consists of a white cloth connected to two long ribbon-like attachments, by which it is fastened around the shoulders of the priest

Altar Linens, Palls & Ciborium Veils...

NECS are now able to offer you a wider range of altar linens than ever before. We now offer several different ranges - all are made from the highest quality fabrics and laces, and offer ornate embroidery where applicable.

As well as being able to buy linen by the individual piece, we also offer sets where you can save £'s when buying multiple pieces.

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The gremiale, also called gremial, is an apron-like vestment worn by the bishop as part of the Catholic Mass or other sacred orders


Liturigical Ciborium Veils

Linen Accessories etc.

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