faldstool

[faldstool]Article

Movable folding chair used in pontifical functions by a bishop outside his cathedral or within it if he is not at his throne. It is used when conferring Baptism and Holy Orders, at the consecration of the oils on Maundy Thursday, and at the ceremonies on Good Friday. It is prescribed as a genuflexorium at the door of the church at the solemn reception of a bishop, at the altar of the Blessed Sacrament, and before the high altar. Other prelates enjoying the privilege of full pontificals may also use it, and red, green, and violet cloths are used as coverings, corresponding to the season and the dignity of the prelate.

MLA Citation

  • “faldstool”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 20 December 2010. Web. 27 August 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/faldstool/>