The tabernacle is the place of the church that holds the ciborium containing the…
July 24, 2023
The tabernacle is the place of the church that holds the ciborium containing the Eucharist.
This makes the tabernacle the heart and cornerstone of each church; it is the reference of those who come to pray and worship the body of Christ even outside of celebrations.
The term comes from the Latin tabernaculum, a diminutive of taberna. Its meaning is therefore ‘abode’, the house of God by men. This justifies the centrality that has been given to the shrine over the centuries.
Code of Canon Law (1983): “The tabernacle in which the blessed Eucharist is reserved should be sited in a distinguished place in the church or oratory, a place which is conspicuous, suitably adorned and conducive to prayer.