This is a small box, usually round, used to carry the precious Body of Our Lord, a consecrated Host, to the sick or immobile who desire to receive Holy Communion. Because we believe this to be the Body of Our Lord the small box should be specially and exclusively made for the purpose of carrying Our Lord to the recipient. Pyx are available in a variety of styles, and sizes. Large pyxes are available for those who minister to several individuals in hospital or care facilities. Pyx are to be carried in a "burse", a small leather pouch, that hangs from the neck, resting the pyx upon the heart of the Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion.  

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