The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
A square of silk embroidered and fringed, varying in color according to the Church Season. It is used for covering the chalice when empty.
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Chalice Veil'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/c/chalice-veil.html. 1901.