humeral veil


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humeral veil

n. Ecclesiastical
A vestment resembling a shawl worn over the shoulders and arms, allowing one to hold an object for ceremonial purposes without directly touching it.
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humeral veil

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church a silk shawl worn by a priest at High Mass, etc. Often shortened to: veil
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Noun1.humeral veil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Churchhumeral veil - a vestment worn by a priest at High Mass in the Roman Catholic Church; a silk shawl
vestment - gown (especially ceremonial garments) worn by the clergy
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Among the 10 groups of 10 are headgear: hat, cap, hood, mitre; body garments of wool and linen: tunic, shirt, alb; upper body and front fastening garments: undergarment, padded garment, coat-like garment; minor vestments: stole, maniple, amice, pallium, ecclesiastical girdle, humeral veil; and accessories: mitten, glove, secular belt, possible headdress decoration or cloak ties.
During Benediction, the bishop, priest, deacon, and even the Holy Father himself, uses the humeral veil to cover his hands while holding the monstrance containing Our Lord.
Then, after a prayer, the master got the humeral veil, placed it on the priest's shoulders, and prepared to ring a bell three times as the priest took the monstrance in his hands, turned to face the people, elevated it, and traced it in the sign of the cross over the assembly.