alapa

Derivation

  • Latin = slap

Article

A light tap which the bishop gives on the cheek of the candidate in the sacrament of Confirmation.

MLA Citation

  • Cardinal Giacomo Lercaro. “alapa”. A Small Liturgical Dictionary, 1950. Saints.SQPN.com. 3 July 2012. Web. 21 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/alapa/>