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n. pl. ci·bo·ri·a (-bôr′ē-ə)
1. A vaulted canopy permanently placed over an altar.
2. A covered receptacle for holding the consecrated wafers of the Eucharist.

[Medieval Latin cibōrium, from Latin, a drinking cup, from Greek kibōrion, probably of Egyptian origin.]


n, pl -ria (-rɪə)
1. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a goblet-shaped lidded vessel used to hold consecrated wafers in Holy Communion
2. (Ecclesiastical Terms) a freestanding canopy fixed over an altar and supported by four pillars
[C17: from Medieval Latin, from Latin: drinking cup, from Greek kibōrion cup-shaped seed vessel of the Egyptian lotus, hence, a cup]


(sɪˈbɔr i əm, -ˈboʊr-)

n., pl. -bo•ri•a (-ˈbɔr i ə, -ˈboʊr-)
1. a permanent canopy over an altar; baldachin.
2. a vessel for holding the consecrated bread or sacred wafers for the Eucharist.
[1645–55; < Latin: drinking-cup < Greek kibṓrion literally, the seed vessel of the Egyptian lotus, which the cup appar. resembled]


nZiborium nt
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Thus, Aelbrecht Thaems, for example, one of the Batenburgers captured in 1544, was "strangled and burned while copies of a chalice and ciboria hung on a gallows above him/' clearly stressing the criminal nature of their offense (robbing churches).
Ciboria have armatures in a distinct convex row of teeth.
The three priests move along the rail with their gold ciboria, announcing "Corpus Christi" repeatedly, placing the host on each tongue, never in a communicant's hand.
And some of these did the same with the GIRM's rather retro rulings that no laypeople were to be in the sanctuary until Communion time and that only clergy could purify the chalice and ciboria.
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They even open the tabernacle to withdraw ciboria and then return them.
Visitors of other faiths may find this gallery too short on how the chalices, patens, thuribles and ciboria are used in the Mass.
Himself a prisoner in communist camps, he told the newly-confirmed young people of the sacrifices that priests had made to celebrate Mass in the camps, using matchboxes for ciboria and small mugs for chalices.
In 1980, for instance, the magisterium insisted "Particular respect and care are due to the sacred vessels, both the chalice and paten for the celebration of the Eucharist, and the ciboria for the Communion of the faithful.
Joining the priest at the altar and having our hands used to pour the sacred wine and move the consecrated hosts to the ciboria is a special moment for us.
Arnolfo di Cambio's Roman ciboria at San Paolo fuori le mura and Santa Cecilia in Trastevere shelter altars beneath which are interred relics of the titular saints of those churches, respectively (fig.