An Episcopal Dictionary of the Church

Chalice Veil

A square of material that covers the chalice and paten until they are needed for preparation of the altar at the eucharist. It typically matches the eucharistic vestments and the liturgical color of the day. The chalice veil is placed on top of the pall, which rests on top of the chalice and paten. A purificator rests between the chalice and paten. Additional purificators and the corporal may be kept in the burse. When the chalice and paten are completely prepared for the liturgy with chalice veil and burse, they may be referred to collectively as a “vested chalice.”

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