What Does Vestry Mean?


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Selie Visa Profile
Selie Visa answered
Vestry is also called 'sacristy', room in a Christian church in which vestments and sacred objects used in the services are stored and in which the clergy and sometimes the altar boys and the choir members put on their robes. In the early Christian church, two rooms beside the apse, the diaconicon and the prothesis, were used for these purposes.

In modern Protestant churches, in which it is generally called the vestry, its size and position vary greatly. Often it is situated between the residence of the clergy and the church itself.
Vikash Swaroop Profile
Vikash Swaroop answered
The word 'vestry' is used as a noun and it is related with the religious practices of Christianity. The word describes a kind of room that is particularly found in a church and the purpose it serves is that of a place where priest prepares them selves for a service usually by wearing special kind of clothes. The room can also be uses as a place where various objects that are used in worship can be kept.

The synonymous term that can be used to describe the same idea is sacristy and the origin of the term can be traced in the Middle English. During the second half of the fourteenth century the word that was is use was 'vestrie' and from this word the modern version is being derived.

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