Buy Pyx Boxes – Church Pyxes
Contact Mark Munson Silversmith, who has been dealing with ecclesiastical silverware for a period of over 30 years, to commission your Pyx Box.
- Buy a new or second hand Pyx Box
- Commission a Replica of a Pyx Box
- Have a Pyx Box Restored or Repaired
- Contact us now for a quote
Further Pyx Box Background Information
A pyx box is a small round container used in the Catholic, Old Catholic and Anglican churches to carry the consecrated Host (ie: the consecrated Eucharist) to the sick or invalid or those otherwise unable to come to a church in order to receive Holy Communion.The word pyx comes from the greek word ‘pyxis’ meaning box or receptacle. In the modern usage the term usually applied to small flat clamshell type containers often about the size of a pocket watch and usually make of brass or other metals, traditionally lined with gold.The term pyx box is also a standard term used in the Catholic Church to refer to a flat circular container, sometimes called a lunette, comprised of a ring of metal (usually lined with gold) holding two glass or crystal disks, to create a round, flat, glass enclosed space of the Eucharist Host. This is used together with a monstrance for Exposition and Benediction services. The lunette is often kept in another object, itself sometimes called a standing pyx and is usually a round box often on a small stand.
A Viaticum Lunette is a means to carry consecrated wine and wafer to the sick.
I have been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought pyx boxes and other ecclesiastical and ceremonial silver, both for the home market and for export all over the world for over thirty years. I am able to use my vast experience as an ecclesiastical silversmith to make pyx boxes to personal designs and specifications, produce replicas of existing pieces or copies of items which have been lost.
I also have vast expertise and experience in the restoration and repair of pyx boxes and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
Pyx Box Restoration and Repair
Do you need your pyx boxes repaired or would you like to commission a new pyx box? Contact Mark Munson now. You can also exchange and/or sell your old silver to us towards the cost of your pyx boxes.