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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Ablution

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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.

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