Tabernacle. A receptacle, standing on the altar, in which the Blessed Sacrament is reserved before its conveyance to the sick.
Te Deum laudamus. "Thee, God, we praise." Composed probably by a bishop named Niceta at the end of the fourth century.
Terce. The canonical office for the third hour, i.e. 9 a.m.
Theist. One who believes in a God supernaturally revealed to man, but not in the Incarnation.
Theology. The biritince which traches of God and the things of God.
Thurible. A censer.
Thurifer. Our who swings the censer at a ceremony.
Tithe. The truth part of the produce of the land. From the earliest times this has been devoted to religious uses (Lev. xxvii. 30).
Title to Holy Orders. Every candidate for ordination must receive from the bishop a document declaring were he intends to exercise his ministry. This is his " title." Tradition. The unwritten work of truth handed down from age to age. Tradition in the Church corresponds to common law in the State, and has firm standing.
Translation. The removal (1) of a bishop to another see ; (2) of the body or relics of a saint from one shrine to another.
Transubstantiation. The Roman doctrine of the Eucharist wherein it is stated that the bread and wine are changed by the consecration into the very Flesh and Blood of Christ.
Trinity, Holy. The mystery of the Three Persons in one God; is called the mystery of the Blessed Trinity.
Twelfth Night. The eve of the festival of the Epiphany, twelve days after Christmas.