flagon n : a large metal or pottery vessel with a handle and spout; used to hold alcoholic beverages (usually wine)
- Rhymes: -æɡən
a large bottle
- Spanish: jarro
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Christian use(Roman Catholic) The flagon is the large vessel of wine, usually glass and metal, that is consecrated for the Eucharist when multiple chalices are used. In A smaller cruet of wine is used for the priest's chalice, usually identical to the cruet of water, which is mingled with the wine before consecration. The cruets do not remain on the altar after the preparation of the gifts. To be consecrated along with the prepared priest's chalice, the flagon must be on the corporal during the eucharistic prayer. As of 2007, there is still some debate over when the wine should be poured into additional chalices, partly due to the ambiguity created by the continued delay and anticipation of the promised revised Roman Missal.
(Anglican) The flagon is the vessel that contains the wine to be consecrated. If more than one chalice is used during the administration of Communion, the flagon (or an additional cruet filled with wine and water) is placed on the altar at the Offertory, and other chalices are brought to the altar after the Breaking of the Bread. There should be only one chalice on the altar during the Great Thanksgiving.