Ciboria

A ciborium (plural ciboria; Medieval Latin ciborium (drinking cup), from the Ancient Greek κιβώριον kibōrion, a type of drinking-cup, is a vessel, normally in metal. It was originally a particular shape of drinking cup in Ancient Greece and Rome, but the word later came to refer to a large covered cup designed to hold hosts for, and after, the Eucharist, thus the counterpart (for the bread) of the chalice (for the wine).

The word is also used for a large canopy over the altar of a church, which was a common feature of Early Medieval church architecture, now relatively rare.

The ancient Greek word referred to the cup-shaped seed vessel of the Egyptian waterlily nelumbium speciosum and came to describe a drinking cup made from that seed casing, or in a similar shape. These vessels were particularly common in ancient Egypt and the Greek East. The word "'ciborium'" was also used in classical Latin to describe such cups, although the only example to have survived is in one of Horace’s odes (2.7.21–22).

LE540 Ciborium

A beautiful two tone golden and silver colour, gilded ciborium with chiselled decorative work.  Capacity for 800 hosts.  Height 25 cm. Complete with lid. 

 

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In medieval Latin, and in English, "Ciborium" more commonly refers to a covered container used in Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran and related churches to store the consecrated hosts of the sacrament of Holy Communion. It resembles the shape of a chalice, but its bowl is more round than conical, and takes its name from its cover,[clarification needed] surmounted by a cross or other

sacred design. In the Early Christian Church, Holy Communion was not kept in churches for fear of sacrilege or desecration. Later, the first ciboria were kept at homes to be handy

for the Last Rites where needed. In churches, a ciborium is usually kept in a tabernacle or aumbry. In some cases, it may be veiled to indicate the presence of the consecrated hosts.

 

Other containers for the host include the paten (a small plate) or a basin (for loaves of bread rather than wafers) used at the time of consecration and distribution at the main

service of Holy Eucharist. A pyx is a small, circular container into which a few consecrated hosts can be placed. Pyxes are typically used to bring communion to the sick or

housebound.

LE541 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 800 hosts.  Height 23 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE542 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 800 hosts.  Height 28 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE543 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 200 hosts.  Height 23 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE544 Ciborium

A tall and simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium with a large capacity for 2000 hosts.  Height 34 cm.  Complete with lid.

 

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LE545 Ciborium

A tall and simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium with a large capacity for 2000 hosts.  Height 34 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE546 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 200 hosts.  Height 23 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE547 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 600 hosts.  Height 25 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE548 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 800 hosts.  Height 27 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE549 Ciborium

Golden Gilded ciborium gently and discretely engraved with decorative pattern. Capacity of 600 hosts height 26 cm. 

 

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LE550 Ciborium

Golden tone gilded ciborium decorated with semi-precious stones and ornate metalwork, capacity of 800 hosts, height 24 cm. 

 

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LE551 Ciborium

A simple, golden colour, gilded ciborium.  Capacity 800 hosts.  Height 25 cm.  Complete with lid. 

 

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LE552 Ciborium


Golden Gilded ciborium, flat. Capacity of 600 hosts. Height 11 cm.  Complete with lid.

 

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LE553 Ciborium

Golden Gilded 3 level stackable ciborium.  With a capacity of 1800 hosts.  Height 22 cm. 

 

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LE554 Ciborium

A beautiful golden, Gilded ciborium.  Capacity of 600 hosts.  Height 11 cm. 

 

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LE555 Ciborium

Two tone gilded ciborium.  Gold and silver colour with ornate wheat carving to base.  Capacity of 600 hosts.  Height 22 cm

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LE556 Ciborium

Golden and silver ornate gilded ciborium decorated with silver angels.  Capacity of 1200 hosts.  Height 29 cm. 

 

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LE557 Ciborium Set

Golden gilded ciborium with a host capacity of 600.  Comes complete with small gilded inner container which can be used for gluten free hosts, keeping them separate from the others, or  for wine.  Height 11 cm. 

 

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LE575 Compact Ciborium

Small nickel plated ciborium with lid and cross as shown.  Height 10 cm. 

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LE576 Compact Ciborium

A Small brass ciborium with lid and cross as shown.  Height 10 cm. 

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LE577 Ciborium Set

Golden gilded ciborium with a host capacity of 600.  Comes complete with small gilded inner container which can be used for gluten free hosts, keeping them separate from the others, or  for wine.  Height 11 cm. 

 

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LE578 Ciborium Set

Golden gilded ciborium with a host capacity of 600.  Comes complete with small gilded inner container which can be used for gluten free hosts, keeping them separate from the others, or  for wine.  Height 25 cm. 

 

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LE579 Ciborium

Golden Gilded ciborium decorated with semi-precious stones & decorative metalwork.  Capacity of 600 hosts.  Height 27 cm . 

 

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LE580 Ciborium Set

Golden gilded ciborium with a host capacity of 600.  Comes complete with small gilded inner container which can be used for gluten free hosts, keeping them separate from the others, or  for wine.  Height 25 cm. 

 

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C88215S / C88215G Ciborium

A popular ciborium sized at 8" x 4 1/2" (dia).  Holds approx 200 hosts

Available in nickel or gilded golden finish.

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C88217S / C88217G Ciborium

A hammered finish ciborium sized at 5" x 3 1/4" (dia).  Holds approx 100 hosts.  Available in nickel or gilded golden finish.  Ideal for small services and travelling.

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C88218S / C88218G Ciborium

Ciborium sized at 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" (dia).  Holds approx 90 hosts.    Ideal for small services and travelling.
 

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C88219S / C88219G Ciborium

A nickel plated or golden Gilded ciborium.  Holds approx 60 hosts.  5" x 2 1/2" (dia). Ideal for small services and travelling.

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C88241 Ciborium

A modern, satin Gold finish ciborium.  Holds approx 250 hosts.  Sized at 6" x 5" (dia)

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Church Ciboria

C88152 Ciborium

Two colour finish (Gold & Silver) Ciborium.  Holds approx 250 hosts.  Size 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" (dia).  Without lid.  Engraved with Ichthys.

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C88249 Ciborium

Three stacking silver plated Ciborium.    Size h 8" x 5 " (dia)
Holds approx 750 hosts.  3 Pieces.  Exquisite example of a multi-stacking host container.  Ideal for large services and concelebrations.


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Church Ciboria

C88250 Ciborium

A brushed matt silver and gold finish footed, Ciborium bowl.  Available in 16cm and 20cm sizes holding circa 300 and 500 hosts respectively.  16cm size - 3" x 6 1/4" (dia).  20cm size - 3 1/4" x 8" (dia).

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Church Ciboria

C88252 Ciborium

A gold finish ornate footed, Ciborium bowl.  Available in 12cm, 14cm and 16cm sizes holding circa 150, 200 and 300 hosts respectively. 

12cm size - 2" x 5" (dia), 14cm size - 2" x 5 1/2" (dia).  16cm size - 2 1/4" x 6 1/4" (dia).

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Church Ciboria

C88258 Ciborium

An open gilt/silver finish ciborium. h 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" (dia).  Gold and Silver Finish.  Holds approx. 200 hosts.

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Church Ciboria

C88270 Ciborium

An open, gold finish, ciborium. h 2 3/4" x 5 1/2" (dia).  Holds approx 250 hosts. 

 

With stemmed bottom.

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