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Pyx / Burse
A communion pyx is a small, round vessel that is used to carry the consecrated host to the sick, elderly or others who are unable to attend services and receive the Eucharist. The pyx is generally gold plated inside and may be found in a variety of sizes with various symbols, inscriptions and scenes on the lid. The pyx may be carried in a pyx burse, which is a small pouch with a secure closure and string strap.
Matthew F. Sheehan offers a variety of pyx vessels to choose from. The delicate containers are available in a variety of designs and some may be engraved with your own personal message. Some colored designs are available, as well as non-traditional shapes such as squares. The design chosen is a personal choice and does not typically represent the use of the container.
The Pyx may be used with or without a burse. The Catholic pyx burse is made of black material and includes a flap or zip closure. Burses are usually only large enough to hold a single pyx while traveling. The pyx and burse may or may not include a design on the exterior. The shape of the communion pyx burse reflects the shape of the pyx it is meant to hold.
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