Church and Temple Artifacts / Areas / Clothing

British Sign Language (BSL) signs for objects you might find in a church/temple, clothing worn by religious leaders, and the areas of a church/temple such as you might see annotated on a floor plan.

Advent Candle

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Advent Candle. A special candle used in some churches and homes during Advent. Traditions vary: eg one candle, marked with the days of the month (as signed here); five candles, with one being lit each Sunday in Advent, etc.

See also: Advent (the season leading up to Christmas) and Advent (Second coming) and Advent Wreath and Wreath

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Advent Wreath

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Advent Wreath. During the four weeks leading up to Christmas, a wreath made from greenery and berries is constructed for decoration in some churches. Typically, the Advent wreath forms the base on which the Advent candle is displayed, perhaps with other candles.

See also: Advent (the season leading up to Christmas) and Advent (Second coming) and Advent Candle and Wreath

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Alb

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Alb. A white garment, coming down to the ankles, worn as a liturgical vestment by Roman Catholic, Anglican, Lutheran, and Methodist clergy.

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Altar/Lord’s Table/Holy Table

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of altar/Lord’s table/holy table. A table in a place of worship and a focal point in many church services, being a sacred place where offerings are made to God. In the Old Testament, it was the place for sacrifices. In some churches, the altar is known as The Lord’s Table or the Holy Table.

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Ambon / Ambo

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ambon / Ambo. A large pulpit or reading desk used in early churches and in modern day Greek and Balkan churches.

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Breast Piece (priestly)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Breast Piece (priestly). A ceremonial garment used by the High Priest in the Temple in Old Testament times.

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Cassock

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cassock. Full-length robe worn by church ministers and choristers.

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Chalice

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chalice. A goblet or cup used in Christian and other religious ceremonies.

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Chancel

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chancel. Area between the sanctuary and the nave in traditional church building from which the clergy and choir lead worship.

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Chasuble

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Chasuble. Ornate outer garment worn by clergy of some Christian traditions when leading services of Holy Communion.

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Church (Building)

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Church (Building). A designated building where Christians worship, meet and provide ministry.

See also: Church (Family)

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Clock Tower

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Clock Tower. A tall structure, freestanding or attached to a church, which has a large clock face.

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Cope

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cope. A cloak, originally an outdoor garment, worn by clergy and lay ministers in some churches.

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Cornerstone

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cornerstone. The first and most important stone to be laid in the construction of a building. The placement of all other stones is done with reference to this stone, which thereby provides stability for the building.

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Cruet

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Cruet. A pair of vessels, usually made of glass, to hold the water and wine which, in some churches, are mixed together in the service of Holy Communion/Eucharist.

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Ephod

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Ephod. A priestly garment without sleeves.

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Font

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Font. Receptacle for the water used in baptism services, often situated near the main door of a church, comprising a large, permanent octagonal structure carved from stone or wood.

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Frankincense

A British Sign Language (BSL) translation of Frankincense. An aromatic resin used in anointing and burnt offerings; symbolises priesthood.

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