Featured Church cloths, what are they.

Discussion in 'Textiles, Needle Arts, Clothing' started by daveydempsey, Apr 17, 2019 at 12:11 PM.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    I recovered these from the hoarder clearance, each cloth has a plain silky type back the same colour as the front and each has a envelope with the same design to fit in.

    Pen for size comparison.





  2. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    My guess is traveling communion cloths.

    But let someone with more recent Catholic experience than mine confirm or deny. ;)
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  3. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    They look like a burse and cloth. The cloth is to cover the chalice after communion and before it is rinsed and cleaned. The bursa goes on top of the cloth.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 2:31 PM
  4. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    They were different colors like the priest's robes according to the season. We used them in the chapel of the Rectory so they would be covered until taken to the church to be cleaned. Burse was the name given to the envelope it was a Latin name for purse.
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 2:30 PM
  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Thanks Greg.
    I wonder why she had these, she played for the other side :D
  6. scoutshouse

    scoutshouse Well-Known Member

    The Devil??
    Gary Baseman
  7. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

  8. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    High Church CofE uses those as well.
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  9. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    We High Church Episcopalians use them here in America. We sorta became Rite I about 1900. Now we consider ourselves more Catholic than Rome since the 1960 changes.
    We still have our altars against the wall and the priest has his back to the people. Our mass is still in Old English and Latin. We pray for the Archbishop of Canterbury, the bishop of Rome (the Pope) and the Patriarch of the Orthodoxical church then the President of the USA
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2019 at 3:25 PM
  10. silverthwait

    silverthwait Well-Known Member

  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Well, that too, generally. I'm one of those heathen Baptist types. We don't even use chalices never mind the fancy covers.(LOL) Our Communion cups are disposables. I do have a Communion chalice myself, but it's a piece of Depression glass probably not made for purpose. My dad picked it up when a church he went to as a boy closed down.
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  12. Bronwen

    Bronwen Well-Known Member

    What do you ask for these days?
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  13. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    2020 (LOL) Wisdom for those in current office.
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