Cresselle (Fr. for rattle) is a wooden instrument used instead of bells in some places, to summon the people to service during Passion week. It is supposed to represent Christ praying upon the cross, and inviting all to embrace his doctrine. Similar instruments are in use among the Turks, in consequence of their strong prejudice against the sound of bells. SEE CLAPPER.

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