sacristy

noun
sac·ris·ty | \ˈsa-krə-stē \
plural sacristies

Definition of sacristy 

: a room in a church where sacred vessels and vestments are kept and where the clergy vests

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vestry

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Examples of sacristy in a Sentence

our choir robes were stored in the sacristy

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Unlike Vatican museums collections, items still used in liturgical celebrations are kept in the chapel’s sacristy, an adjoining room housing vestments and other ecclesiastical items. Shira Telushkin, Washington Post, "High church meets high fashion: How Catholic style took over the Met," 3 May 2018 The Jalisco state prosecutor’s office said early indications suggest two men entered the sacristy, fired directly at the priest and then fled in a car. Peter Orsi, The Seattle Times, "Priest shot dead in Mexico marks 2nd clerical murder in week," 21 Apr. 2018 An additional allegation of abuse emerged during the committal hearing, of an incident at a sacristy at St Patrick's Cathedral in Melbourne. Lucie Morris-marr, CNN, "Abuse hearing for Vatican treasurer Pell ends amid fiery accusations," 29 Mar. 2018 There is hardly a trace of the convent on the main floor, where the summer dining room once housed a chapel and a comfortable sitting room once contained a sacristy. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Once an Asylum, Then a Convent, Now a Home," 14 Mar. 2018 There, equipment was installed so the bell stays stationary and is rung by a moving internal clapper that is controlled electronically by a switch in the sacristy, Flanagan said. Leonor Vivanco-prengaman, chicagotribune.com, "Elizabethan bell — city's oldest — to toll its anniversary on Sunday," 9 Dec. 2017 Deacon Joe even made sure there was always Kleenex in the sacristy. Chuck Gibson, Cincinnati.com, "Deacon Joe Coll served St. Columban for 35 years," 31 Oct. 2017 In a lawsuit filed in federal district court Tuesday, Rink is accused of molesting the boy in the sacristy, the room in a church where a priest prepares for a service. USA TODAY, "New priest is accused in Guam sexual-abuse cases," 5 Sep. 2017 One of Michelangelo's first sculptures is on display here—a crucifix, hanging in one of the sacristies, or rooms of the church. Samantha Leal, Marie Claire, "That Time I Vacationed Like Beyoncé," 23 Sep. 2015

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First Known Use of sacristy

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sacristy

Middle English sacristie, from Medieval Latin sacristia, from sacrista sacristan, from Latin sacr-, sacer

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