Antwerp, Churches and Tourism
Tourism Pastoral, Diocese of Antwerp (TOPA vzw)

Two glass or metal (silver) jugs used during the Eucharist. One contains wine and the other water. During the preparation of the Eucharist all the wine is poured into the chalice and also a little water, a reference to the blood and water that flowed from the side wound of Jesus (Jn 19:34). The priest also uses the water for a symbolic washing of hands before the consecration and after communion and to rinse the chalice. The priest then drinks the water from the chalice and dries it with the purificator.