Buy Chalice – Church Chalices
Ciboria can be made to match all chalice in addition to well, scale or bowl type patens. I have a vast number of designs and patterns to make any number of Chalice. I can also change the bowls or other parts to the chalice to suit your individual requirements. As you are buying directly from the craftsman, all things are possible.
Contact Mark Munson Silversmith, who has been dealing with ecclesiastical silverware for a period of over 30 years, to commission your Chalice.
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Further Chalice Background Information:
Most people attach a lot of spiritual and emotional value to a chalice. This essentially stems from their belief in the importance of carrying out sacred rituals and rities that have been passed down generations, form their ancestors, many centuries ago. There are also many cultures that strongly hold on to this belief, such as the ancient Roman Catholics, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, as well as Lutheranism and Anglicanism. The contents held by a chalice are varieties of wine, which are known to have sacramental value, and were used during the period of Eucharist or the period pertaining to that of the Holy Communion and Lord’s Supper. This particular goblet has also been known to be a symbol, representing familial ties and traditions.
In the initial era, there were also some special uses of a chalice, such as those of drinking off one, and remembering the Lord. The basic design and make of each sacred goblet is also more or less the same, with a bowl, affixed on the top of a stand. The bowl is also decorated with beautiful ornamental carvings and design, with some even being adorned with jewels and precious gems. The vessels, being used in acts of worship, held immense sacramental value; and have continued to do so even in the present age. Thus, each goblet is beautified with precious metals and gems, and is treated with respect. The day of use of these vessels, dates back to the era of the ‘early church’.
Earliest designs of chalices included a huge bowl, with two handles attached for the person to hold. Over the passage of years, the size of the bowl, that was the most important component of the vessel, decreased; and the base-part increased, to enable better stability, even when the bowl was full. Since the vessel has always commanded such immense sacred value, there are strict instructions that would monitor the design, make and the material to be used for manufacture. Hence, there are many Christian sects that specify even now, that the inside of the chalice be made of gold at least.
The shape has also undergone immense metamorphosis, with erstwhile vessels being tulip-shaped, and with cups being very narrow. This was because the Blood of Christ was only received by the priests, in the chalices, during Mass. However, present-day chalices are larger than the prior versions that were in use earlier. This is also because of the fact that as of today, the chalices are received by Roman Catholic priests, by families, at the time off ordination.
For over thirty years Mark Munson has been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought Chalices and other ecclesiastical and ceremonial silver, both for the home market and for export all over the world. Mark is able to use his vast experience as an ecclesiastical silversmith to make Chalices to personal designs and specifications, produce replicas of existing pieces or copies of items which have been lost.
Mark also has vast expertise and experience in the restoration and repair of Chalices and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
Chalice Restoration and Repair Do you need your Chalice repaired or would you like to commission a new Chalice? Contact Mark Munson now. You can also exchange and/or sell your old silver to us towards the cost of your Chalice.