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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature
is a name for the wine and water used by the priest after communion to cleanse the chalice and his fingers. — At one time the priest was required to drink it. The water-drain was always erected near the altar to receive the ablution.
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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Ablution'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/a/ablution.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.