altar protector

Also known as

  • altar-cover
  • stragulum
  • vespebale

Article

A cover of cloth, baize, or velvet, of any color, though usually green or red, used on the altar outside the time of sacred functions, to prevent staining or soiling of the altar-cloth.

MLA Citation

  • “altar protector”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2010. Web. 29 December 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/altar-protector/>