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Chaplainís Chalice
National Museum of American History, Behring Center

Chaplainís Chalice

Catalog #: 1981.0151.02    Accession #: 1981.0151
Credit:  Division of Military History and Diplomacy, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 6.75" H x 4" W x 4" D

Physical Description

Brass chalice with gold inlay.

General History

Chalices are used during the celebration of the Roman Catholic Mass. They bear the wine which represents the blood of Christ. Chaplains often celebrated Mass in the field for Catholic soldiers during active campaigns and before battles.


Keywords

Country: United States
War: World War II
Service: Army
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