3. Ostensorium or monstrance
3a. Lunette or Lunula (is removable from the center of the monstrance and is two glass or crystal lenses holding a consecrated host in between for exposition.) Used for Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament in the monstrance or ostensorium.
4. Case for the lunette
5. Theca . 1. A medieval term for the burse or purse, used to
contain the corporal in saying Mass. 2. Also for a portable
shrine. 3. In this diagram the container is on the order of a breadbox to contain congregational wafers on the way to the credence table and is of metal.
6. Ablution Cup- Contains water for the priest to wash fingers- a sort of covered lavabo bowl in this diagram.
7. Pyx or Pyxis- this one is more like a watchcase for carrying consecrated wafers to the sick.
8. Pyx burse usually leatherette lined with silk with cords which pass around the priest’s neck, holds the pyx for safe-keeping during transport to the sick.
9. Large breadbox or wafer cannister
10. Communion paten or patenella, sometimes has one long wooden handle, for use beneath the chin of the communicant to prevent crumbs from dropping.
11. Case for carrying the three oil stocks
12. Metal oil stocks cylinder (separates into three units which thread like a screw together) OI SC OS
Oil of the Sick (“Oleum Infirmorum”)
Oil of Chrism (“Sanctum Chrisma”)
Oil of Catechumens “Oleum Catechumenorum”)
13. Metal individual oil stock (usually an oil container for the sick OI is kept separately as it is used often.
14. Another type of pyx burse or pocket
Although some of these containers we rarely see every day in the sacristy, it is good to know what they are-the language of the sacristy is delightfully full of curious words and history. You may enjoy this link explaining some of the original meanings in a book called GLOSSARY OF LITURGICAL AND
ECCLESIASTICAL TERMS. COMPILED AND ARRANGED BY
THE REV. FREDERICK GEORGE LEE, D.C.L., F.S.A.
VICAR OF ALL SAINTS’, LAMBETH.
Just scroll down awhile to the vocabulary in alphabetical order- fascinating stuff!