The Honan Chapel - Gallery Collection


Image TitleHonan Collection: ciborium
DescriptionTwo sets of sacred vessels were produced for the Honan chapel. One set was made by William Egan & Sons, Cork and another set was produced by the firm of Edmond Johnson Ltd., Dublin. This is from the Egan set. A ciborium is a chalice-like vessel used to contain the Blessed Sacrament. This vessel is a silver-silver gilt cup with interlace designs interspersed with armorial shields. This image shows the shield of University College Cork. The lid has a cross-shaped handle. The inscription on the base reads: ┬┤Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus┬┤ Pray for the souls of Matthew, Robert and Isabella Honan of the City of Cork by whose Piety and Zeal this chapel of St. Fin Barr was built and finished RIP. The three-fold Sanctus recalls the chant of the living Creatures before the enthroned Lamb in the Book of Revelation The chant is central to the Eucharist. This item has been catalogued by Virginia Teehan & Elizabeth Wincott Heckett in The Honan Chapel: A Golden Vision published by Cork University Press in 2004.
ContributorWilliam Egan & Sons, Cork
Contribution Year1916
  
PhotographerAndrew Bradley
CopyrightHonan Trust
Date of Photograph2003
CollectionChapel Collection