Communion rail cloth
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(04-17-2009, 01:12 PM)tradmaverick Wrote:
(04-17-2009, 12:41 PM)Credo Wrote: If the Communion rail is made of metal or stone, the cloth is not used. If it's made or wood, then it is. It has to be with particles of the Sacrament getting embedded in the material if the Host falls on it. As least that's what I've been told.

.... Ive never heard of that rule (although it makes sense), I doubt its a rule to be honest.

Every church here in Ireland (sspx) has stone rails(marble) and have cloths, and metal gates. (which also have cloths.)

Added to that the few chapels ive been to in the states all had marble rails with cloths, as well most of the chapels ive been to in France. I dont know about England, but in St.Saviours retreat house they have wooden rails and no cloths, in fact im sure ive seen that elsewhere also.

Its a custom as far as I know, not a rule.

My understanding is they were required if a paten wasn't used, otherwise they are optional and have nothing to do with the material used in the rail.
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Communion rail cloth - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 04-17-2009, 12:01 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by libby - 04-17-2009, 12:02 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-17-2009, 12:03 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Sinner - 04-17-2009, 12:25 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 12:35 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Credo - 04-17-2009, 12:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by SmileBugMK - 04-17-2009, 12:42 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by ErinIsNice - 04-17-2009, 12:43 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 01:12 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-17-2009, 01:32 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by libby - 04-17-2009, 01:46 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-17-2009, 01:57 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by timjp77 - 04-17-2009, 02:05 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by DeiMateralma - 04-17-2009, 02:12 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by ErinIsNice - 04-17-2009, 02:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Kateri - 04-17-2009, 02:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by piabee - 04-17-2009, 06:09 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-17-2009, 10:11 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-17-2009, 10:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 12:09 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-18-2009, 12:49 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Historian - 04-18-2009, 01:13 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by glgas - 04-18-2009, 10:46 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by JacafamalaRedux - 04-18-2009, 11:34 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by veritatem_dilexisti - 04-18-2009, 12:14 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 07:10 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 07:29 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-18-2009, 08:42 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by PeterII - 04-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by DrBombay - 04-18-2009, 10:33 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by tradmaverick - 04-19-2009, 12:41 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by kzarah - 04-19-2009, 03:45 PM
Re: Communion rail cloth - by Michael_G - 04-19-2009, 06:40 PM



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