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The plural word for ciborium is ciboria. It is a cup that was used for drinking purposes in the earlier period but then later on it was used for religious purposes. In Medieval Latin period, ciborium was referred to as container which is covered from the top. ciboria are very much similar to the shape of chalices. In the case of a ciborium, the bowl that is used is in a more rounded shape as compared to a chalice since in the case of chalices, it is constructed in a conical shape.
The significance of a ciborium is that a cross or even a pattern which portrays something holy or sacred is made on the bowl of a ciborium.
This particular feature also makes its different from chalices. In the earlier period of Christian church, the sacred drink that was kept in a ciborium was not placed in churches. The reason behind it is the fear that existed between the people of church. People were in a fear that it might get stolen by some outsider or even some violence or damage may also happen to it. For such reasons, it began being kept in homes for safety purposes.
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Further Ciboria Background Information:
Whenever the need of this holy drink arose, it was handed over to the people in church. A ciborium is not just kept as it is at any of the place in church. Much importance is given to it and it is also treated very sacredly. A religious structure is made in the church.
One such structure is known as a tabernacle, a ciborium is kept. In some cases, it even suggests the presence of hosts. One can find a large collection of ciborium that is available today in the market for religious purposes.
Good quality ciboria are available. There are not many companies who produce ciboria. It comes in various designs and patterns. There might be situations when a ciborium might get damaged. In such cases it need not be replaced by a newer one since it can be repaired by Mark Munson, if an item is lost a replica can be commissioned. It looks very beautiful when wine is served in a ciborium during religious occasions.
These types of cups are very holy and play an important role for Christian people. It also looks very classy. So one can choose a ciborium from a huge collection of ciborium that is available in various deign patterns and precious jewel stones.
For over thirty years Mark Munson has been using traditional methods to make the finest quality hand wrought Ciborium 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 Ciborium 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 Ciborium and other ecclesiastical ceremonial silverware.
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Do you need your Ciborium repaired or would you like to commission a new Ciborium? Contact Mark Munson now. You can also exchange and/or sell your old silver to us towards the cost of your Ciborium.