The word comes from the Latin “almarium” (place for keeping tools), and refers to a recessed and locked cabinet in the church wall in which holy oils are stored. (The Blessed Sacrament may be reserved in an ambry in the absence of a Tabernacle). In Grace the ambry is in the Sanctuary wall to the left of the altar (when facing the altar).

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