Pyx / Burse
Bring communion to those who are too ill or infirm to come to church with a Holy Communion Pyx or Burse from Matthew F. Sheehan. Bringing care and comfort to the community is a special privilege of those called to serve the church and Matthew F. Sheehan makes it easy to carry out some of the most basic duties by offering durable, beautiful vessels to carry the consecrated host on the way to and from a visit.
The purpose of the communion pyx is to carry the host. The pyx is a small, typically round vessel with a lid. It is designed to hold only a few hosts at a time and is ideal for traveling to hospitals, hospice facilities and similar locations. The pyx is typically plated in a precious metal and lined on the inside with gold. The outside is usually highly decorated with a variety of religious symbols, inscriptions and images. The pyx is typically carried in a pyx burse, which is a small pouch that may be made out of velvet, leather or another special material.
At Matthew F. Sheehan, we carry a variety of premium communions pyx containers and burses to choose from. Select styles of pyx are able to be engraved with your own personal message for a small additional charge. Because the pyx is a somewhat personal piece for each clergy member that uses one, less traditional shapes and colored enamel designs are also available. The color, shape and design of the pyx does not impact the use of the container.
While you're shopping for a pyx, don't forget to grab a burse. While a burse is not entirely necessary, it helps protect the pyx during travel and prevent it from getting too many fingerprints on it. A traditional pyx burse is made from a heavy black material and is outfit with a flap or zip closer. They are usually only long enough to hold a single pyx, but typically include a long strap for hands-free carrying.
Shop at Matthew F. Sheehan for the best selection of premium Holy Communion pyxes and burses. We have been serving the religious community since 1907 and offers outstanding customer service in addition to a wide selection of items. For questions, call 1-617-971-9800 and speak with a live person.