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Question As Chair of of the Environment Committee, I have been tasked with securing chrism oil vessels for our Holy Week Chrism Mass. The vessel(s) required are to handle approximately 20 liters (about 4.5 gallons). I was considering commissioning an artist to produce the vessels but I'm short on information related to the vessels themselves. Could you please direct me to where specification information may be found?

Answer There are not any specific guidelines for the construction of Chrism Oil vessels. I would suggest looking at the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, found at the front of all 1975 Sacramentaries.  Chapter 6, Section 3 gives guidelines for the construction of sacred vessels and I believe the same principles should be used for these jars:  The vessels should be solid, non-absorbent, fitting for Mass and suited for their purpose.  I would also suggest that the vessels be in a form easily recognizable to the faithful and befitting such a solemn occasion.  Since they will be used during Holy Week the vessels should be of a subdued color and style, to match the liturgical season.



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  1. General Instruction of the Roman Missal (4th Edition)

 
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