A Corporal is a square white linen cloth, with an embroidered cross at its centre and is opened on the altar for the communion sevice. It serves as a “placemat” for the chalice. African Praise Corporals are made from 100% linen, have a decorative hem and measure approx. 55cm x 55cm.
Purificators are used to wipe the chalice during the Eucharist/Communion. They have a cross embroidered in the centre, a decorative hem and are made from absorbent 100% cotton/linen. Measurement is approx. 30cm x 30cm.
A Lavabo Towel is used to dry the Minister’s hands before the commencement of the Communion. We have two types of Lavabo Towels, one is made from 100% cotton huckerback and measures approx. 29cm x 45cm. with a gold cross embroidered near the one edge. The second one is made from linen and measures 35cm x 55cm, also with an embroidered cross on one end.
Palls are used to cover the chalice at the Eucharist. Our Palls consist of a plastic inner square, covered with coarse white cotton or linen, with a white embroidered symbol in the centre. There is no need to remove the inner plastic square to wash the Pall.