tabernacles (liturgical containers)

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Scope note
Receptacles used in religious contexts that are considered in essence the dwelling-place of the deity, intended literally or symbolically. In Christian contexts, tabernacles often have an architectural character and are located near the high altar of a church, set into the wall or free-standing; their purpose is to hold the consecrated Host. The term is derived from Latin, meaning a small dwelling.
Accepted term: 24-Jun-2024