The second book, The chalice, recently came out in paperback.
Does this mean wiping the chalice or arranging flowers on the altar?
Specifically, the cup-sharing method, in which one chalice is filled and re-used by all parishioners.
early 14c., from Anglo-French chalice, from Old French chalice, collateral form of calice (Modern French calice), from Latin calicem (nominative calix) "cup," cognate with Greek kylix "cup, drinking cup, cup of a flower," from PIE root *kal- "cup." Ousted Old English cognate cælic, an ecclesiastical borrowing of the Latin word, and earlier Middle English caliz, from Old North French.