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  1. The term altar linen is traditionally used to describe cloths of any fine material used in the liturgy.
  2. Book of Blessings [BOB], no. 1343.
  3. BOB, no. 1344.
  4. It should be recalled that such a blessing is appropriate for "the ciborium or pyx, the monstrance, the vestments worn by ordained ministers, such linens as the corporal and altar cloths, and hymnals and service books (Sacramentary, Lectionary, etc.)" (BOB, no. 1343).
  5. BOB, no. 1345.
  6. Missale Romanum, editio typica tertia,Institutio Generalis [IGMR], no. 298.
  7. IGMR, no. 304.
  8. Ibid.
  9. See Ibid, nos. 73, 118, 139.
  10. Ibid, no. 248.
  11. Ibid, no. 183.
  12. While the form of the corporal is not prescribed by liturgical law, it is traditionally square in shape and folded in nine sections which form a "pocket" within which remaining fragments of the consecrated host may be contained. Accordingly, at the end of every Mass, care should be taken to fold the corporal in such a manner that whatever sarticles may remain will be folded within it.
  13. IGMR, no. 286.
  14. Ibid, no. 279.
  15. Ibid, no. 280: "If the Eucharistic bread or any particle of it should fall, it is to be picked up reverently. If any of the Precious Blood spills, the area where the spill occurs should be washed and the water poured into the sacrarium."
  16. While the form of the purificator is not prescribed by liturgical law, it is traditionally rectangular in shape and folded three times, lengthwise.
  17. IGMR, nos. 76,118c, 145.
  18. Ibid, nos. 11 8c, 139, 142.
  19. Ibid, no. 118.

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