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The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
A term used to designate the ceremonial washing of the sacred vessels after Holy Communion, with wine and water which are reverently consumed by the Priest. These ablutions are in conformity with the Rubric which directs, "And if any of the consecrated Bread and Wine remain after the Communion, it shall not be carried out of the Church; but the Minister and other communicants shall, immediately after the Blessing, reverently eat and drink the same."
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Ablutions'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/a/ablutions.html. 1901.