Sponge, Holy

Sponge, Holy is a sponge used in the Greek Church to gather the various "portions" in the disk under the holy bread, and to cleanse the chalice in the sacrifice of the holy eucharist. It was used in memory of the Crucifixion, and was carefully wrapped in a linen cloth.

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