Definition of sacristy in English:

sacristy

noun

  • A room in a church where a priest prepares for a service, and where vestments and other things used in worship are kept.

    • ‘He would come up behind them as they hung their vestments in the sacristy closet.’
    • ‘Three youths were seen in the sacristy area of the church around that time.’
    • ‘Vestments and church furnishings were thrown about in the sacristy, and attempts were made to force open the safe.’
    • ‘An introductory meeting will be held in the sacristy of the Parish Church, tonight Tuesday 1st October at 8.00 pm, and all are welcome.’
    • ‘Envelopes are also available from the church sacristy.’
    • ‘A meeting of the local Pioneer Council will take place tomorrow night Wednesday 22nd January at 8.30 pm in the sacristy of the Parish Church.’
    • ‘To the right, a stair leads up to the choir gallery over the sacristy and priest's office.’
    • ‘We discussed the service as I vested, then waited in the sacristy for the sound of feet on the chapel floor.’
    • ‘A meeting to commence a branch of the Legion of Mary in the area took place in the sacristy in Kilglass Church on Wednesday night last.’
    • ‘I wanted to talk to somebody about God, and sometimes I'd imagine meeting with the priest in his dark office beyond the sacristy.’
    • ‘Those who may wish to join the choir are more than welcome and can still do so by calling into the church sacristy or contacting any of the parish priests.’
    • ‘The new improvements which will be built at the sacristy side of the church will also include ladies and gents toilets.’
    • ‘Gerard Byrne said the men forced their way in at the back of the church, breaking through two doors to get into the sacristy.’
    • ‘For example, engineers needed to know the weak points of the sacristy in order to design a support structure.’
    • ‘Fr. Dillon PP was thanked for allowing the branch to use the Church sacristy for meetings.’
    • ‘Registration forms for persons who have recently come to live in the parish are available in the sacristies of both churches after Masses.’
    • ‘He is first documented in Toledo in 1577, at work on the Disrobing of Christ, a large canvas for the sacristy of its cathedral.’
    • ‘‘It's not your fault,’ I said as two altar servers crossed the tile and a priest slid out from the sacristy.’
    • ‘In the sacristy to Prague Cathedral, Peter Parler had used a similar technique.’
    • ‘The sacristians Sr. Cecelia and Sr were in the sacristy to see all was in order, vestments laid out, candles lit, cruets filled with water and wine.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from French sacristie, from medieval Latin sacristia, based on Latin sacer, sacr- ‘sacred’.

Pronunciation

sacristy

/ˈsækrəsti//ˈsakrəstē/