Fill the chalice cup with wine until the wine reaches just below the bottom of the intinction cup.
Center the chalice near the front edge of the altar, with the cross on the chalice facing the
front of the altar towards the chaplain. No corporal is used underneath the chalice. The
chalice, at this point, already contains the wine or the grape juice and the intinction cup
(contains the communion hosts), so extra caution needs to be taken when placing the chalice
on the altar.
Place the pall on top of the chalice (containing the wine or grape juice and the intinction cup
containing the communion hosts), with the opening of the pall facing away from the
Place the chalice veil nearly over the chalice and pall, with the embroidered cross on the
chalice veil facing the congregation. The color of the chalice veil will match the color of the
Place the Bible stand (at an angle and facing towards the chaplain) on the altar to the right of
the chalice assembly as viewed from the congregation's perspective. The top of the Bible
stand should be raised at a 45-degree angle.
Place a Book of Worship for US Forces on the Bible stand so the chaplain can read the words
while standing in front of the altar.
This concludes lesson three. You should know how to prepare for the individual, common and
intinction cup methods of communion service. We discussed the altar preparation procedures that are
commonly used for all three methods, as well as those that are different in the three types of service.
On the following three pages are checklists for each type service that you can use when you prepare
for a communion service. After reviewing all the material in this lesson, you should complete the
practice exercise for lesson three. Answer and feedback for the questions in the practice exercise will
be provided to show you where further study is required.