Turin Shroud Goes On Display For First Time In Five Years
More than a million people from as far afield as Argentina and China are expected to head for Turin in the coming weeks to catch a glimpse of one of Christianity’s most controversial relics, which has...
Christian clothing

In some Christian communities, the term "Sunday best" refers to the tradition of saving one's finest clothing for Sunday services. In some communities, churches served as the main social center f...
Relics associated with Jesus
A number of relics associated with Jesus have been claimed and displayed throughout the history of Christianity. Some people believe in the authenticity of some relics; others doubt the authenticity o...
Relics associated with Jesus - Wikipedia
Icon
An icon (from Greek εἰκών eikōn "image") is generally a flat panel painting depicting Jesus, Mary, saints and angels, which is venerated among Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, and in certain Easte...
Icon - Wikipedia
Missal
A missal is a liturgical book containing all instructions and texts necessary for the celebration of Mass throughout the year.
Before the compilation of such books, several books were used when ce...
Missal - Wikipedia
Sacramentals
Sacramentals are material objects, things or actions (sacramentalia) set apart or blessed by the Roman and Eastern Catholic churches, the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox churches, the Church of the East...
Ex indumentis
The phrase Ex indumentis is Latin for "from the clothing", most commonly used when referring to Second Class holy relics of saints or blessed individuals. In proper ecclesiastical phraseology, ex ind...
Ex indumentis - Wikipedia
Turin Shroud Goes On Display For First Time In Five Years
More than a million people from as far afield as Argentina and China are expected to head for Turin in the coming weeks to catch a glimpse of one of Christianity’s most controversial relics, which has...
Cross of Lothair
The Cross of Lothair or Lothair Cross (German: Lotharkreuz) is a crux gemmata (jewelled cross) processional cross dating from about 1000 AD, though its base dates from the 14th century. It was mad...
Cross of Lothair - Wikipedia
Botafumeiro
The Botafumeiro is a famous thurible found in the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral (in the past similar devices were used in large churches in Galicia, nowadays sometimes is used in the Tui Cathedral)...
Botafumeiro - Wikipedia
Anglican Missal
The Anglican Missal is a liturgical book used liturgically by Anglo-Catholics and other High Church Anglicans instead of the Book of Common Prayer.
The Anglican Missal was first produced in Englan...
Sword of Saints Cosmas and Damian
The Sword of Saints Cosmas and Damian, also known as the Sword of Essen, is a ceremonial weapon in Essen Abbey. It was a gift from Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor to the convent in Essen in 993 AD and s...
Sword of Saints Cosmas and Damian - Wikipedia
Church tabernacle
A tabernacle is the fixed, locked box in which, in some Christian churches, the Eucharist is "reserved" (stored). A less obvious container, set into the wall, is called an aumbry.Within Catholicism, E...
Church tabernacle - Wikipedia
Holy Ampulla
The Holy Ampulla or Holy Ampoule (Sainte Ampoule in French) was a glass vial which, from its first recorded use by Pope Innocent II for the anointing of Louis VII in 1131 to the coronation of Louis XV...
Holy Ampulla - Wikipedia
Soleas
The soleas (Greek: σόλιον = Latin: solea meaning "an elevated place") is an extension of the sanctuary platform in an Eastern Orthodox temple (church building). The soleas projects beyond the ...
Soleas - Wikipedia
Crucifix
A crucifix (from Latin cruci fixus meaning "(one) fixed to a cross") is an image of Jesus on the cross, as distinct from a bare cross. The representation of Jesus himself attached to the cross is refe...
Crucifix - Wikipedia
Royal doors
The royal doors, holy doors, or beautiful gates are the central doors of the iconostasis in an Eastern Orthodox or Greek-Catholic Church.In Orthodox Churches, the sanctuary (the entire space of which ...
Royal doors - Wikipedia
Retable
A retable is a framed altarpiece, raised slightly above the back of the altar or communion table, on which are placed the cross, ceremonial candlesticks and other ornaments. Foreign usage of the term,...
Retable - Wikipedia
John Craig (minister)
John Craig (c. 1512 – 12 December 1600) was a Scottish minister. He was originally a member of the Dominican Order, but was converted to the thinking of John Calvin, and joined with John Knox in Scotl...
Paschal trikirion
The Paschal Trikirion (Greek: Τρικήριον) is a liturgical triple-candlestick used at Easter time in the Eastern Orthodox/Byzantine Catholic tradition.
The paschal trikirion is not mentioned in ...
Paschal trikirion - Wikipedia
Sanctuary lamp
A sanctuary lamp, altar lamp, everlasting light, or eternal flame is a light that shines before the altar of sanctuaries in many denominations of Jewish and Christian places of worship. Prescribed in...
Sanctuary lamp - Wikipedia
Eagle rug
An Eagle rug, (Greek αετός, aëtos; Church-Slavonic орлецъ, orlets) is a small rug, usually round, upon which Eastern Orthodox bishops stand during divine liturgy and other services.
The eagle rug ...
Eagle rug - Wikipedia
Aquamanile
In modern usage, an aquamanile (plural aquamanilia or simply aquamaniles) is a ewer or jug-type vessel in the form of one or more animal or human figures. It usually contained water for the washing o...
Aquamanile - Wikipedia
Liturgical books of the Roman Rite
The liturgical books of the Roman Rite are officially issued books that contain the words of the prayers to be recited and indicate the actions to be performed in the celebration of the Catholic litur...
Pergamon Altar
The Pergamon Altar is a monumental construction built during the reign of King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC on one of the terraces of the acropolis of the ancient city of Pergam...
Pergamon Altar - Wikipedia
Luther's Large Catechism
Luther's Large Catechism consisted of works written by Martin Luther and compiled Christian canonical texts, published in April 1529. This book was addressed particularly to clergymen to aid them in t...