Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Altar rails


Related Topics

In the News (Fri 24 May 19)

  
  Altar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Altars were erected by Abraham (Genesis 12:7; 13:4; 22:9), by Isaac (Genesis 26:25), by Jacob (33:20; 35:1, 3), and by Moses (Exodus 17:15, "Adonai-nissi").
In Solomon's temple the altar was of larger dimensions (2 Chr.
Atop the altar is the tabernacle, a miniature shrine sometimes built in the form of a church, inside of which is a small ark containing the reserved Sacrament for use in communing the sick.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Altar   (1965 words)

  
 Altar article - Altar Hebrew sacrifices korbanot incense Altars the Hebrew Bible Altars - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Altars were erected by Abraham (Genesis 12:7; 13:4; 22:9), by Isaac (Genesis 26:25), by Jacob (33:20; 35:1, 3), and by Moses (Exodus 17:15, "Jehovah-nissi").
Again the altar was erected by Herod, and remained in its place till the destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans (70 A.D.).
In some synagogues the Hazan (the one leading the prayers) stands on the altar facing most of the congregation, and in other synagogues the altar is only used for the Torah readings, but further prayers are lead from the front of the synagogue away from the altar itself.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Altar   (1044 words)

  
 Altar rails - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Altar rails are a set of railings, sometimes ornate and frequently of marble or wood, delimiting the sanctuary in a church, the part that contains the altar.
Many bishops of the Church proposed the removal of altar rails because they felt that the rails were inconsistent with the Vatican's desire to reduce the differentiation of members of the Church.
Similarly, not all liberal catholics supported the changes to sanctuaries; some have disputed the belief that the altar rails were a barrier, claiming that many churches were able to allow full participation by the laity in the new Mass without removing altar rails.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Altar_rails   (572 words)

  
 Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (LCMS), North Mankato, MN
It should be noted that the placing of candlesticks and a cross on the altar was a very late innovation in the West The candlesticks and cross were originally used in processions and placed on the pavement around the altar.
A three-sided altar cover has an identical drop on all three of the exposed sides of an altar (or communion table) built against the wall (the wall behind the altar is known as the "liturgical East" wall) of the church.
A frontal is an altar hangings for the altar with a drop equal to the distance from the mensa to the floor (actually the altar hangings is usually slightly shorter than this to avoid getting it dirty from resting on the floor).
homepage.mac.com /gurban/liturgy_lectionary/church_definitions.html   (3492 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Altars were generally erected in conspicuous places (Genesis 22:9; Ezekiel 6:3; 2 Kings 23:12; 16:4; 23:8; Acts 14:13).
Paul found among the many altars erected in Athens one bearing the inscription, "To the unknown God" (Acts 17:23), or rather "to an [i.e., some] unknown God." The reason for this inscription cannot now be accurately determined.
The first altar recorded in the Hebrew Bible is that erected by Noah (Genesis 8:20).
www.online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/a/al/altar.html   (868 words)

  
 Removal of Altar Rails
A: The decision in whether to remove altar rails falls basically upon the pastor although, as with any major renovation, it should be done in consultation with the local bishop and often requires his explicit approval.
Even churches that are not, strictly speaking, "historical," sometimes have altar rails and other elements that are fine examples of the artistry, such as stone carving and metalwork, of earlier epochs.
The abandonment of the altar rail seems to be a practical consequence of the permission to receive Communion standing and, later, from the indult allowing Communion in the hand and a wider use of the Blessed Sacrament under both species.
www.ewtn.com /library/Liturgy/zlitur67.htm   (1394 words)

  
 Altar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An altar, (Hebrew mizbe'ah, from a word meaning "to slay") is any structure on which sacrifices known as the korbanot as well as incense offerings are offered for religious purposes.
Atop the altar is the tabernacle, a small shrine sometimes built in the form of a miniature church, inside of which is an ark containing the reserved Sacrament for use in communing the sick.
Also kept on the altar is the Gospel book and the antimension, a silken cloth imprinted with a representation of the Deposition with a relic sewn into it, bearing the signature of the bishop.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Altar.htm   (1978 words)

  
 ipedia.com: Altar rails Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Altar rails are a set of railings, often highly decorated and frequently made of marble, which marked the boundaries of a sanctuary from the main body of a church.
Altar rails are a set of railings, often highly decorated and frequently made of marble, which marked the boundaries of a sanctuary (which contains the altar) from the main body of a church.
In the post Vatican II era, a re-ordering of churches led to the removal of many altar rails, particularly to allow greater participation by the laity in church liturgy and also to allow communion to be received in a standing position.
www.ipedia.com /altar_rails.html   (523 words)

  
 Sanctuary - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A sanctuary is the consecrated (or sacred) area of a church or temple around its tabernacle or altar.
In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the antimension on the altar serves a similar function.
In addition, it is signed by the parish's bishop, and represents his authorization and blessing for the Eucharist to be celebrated on that altar.
www.marylandheights.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Sanctuary   (1438 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Altar rails
An altar and reredos from University Church, Dublin A reredos is a screen or decoration behind the altar in a church, usually depicting religious iconography or images.
Picture of an altar from the Meyer Encyclopaedia An altar, (Hebrew mizbeah, from a word meaning to slay) is any structure on which sacrifices known as the korbanot as well as incense offerings are offered for religious purposes.
Iconostasis of Elias prophet church, Yaroslavl In Eastern Christianity an iconostasis (the plural is iconostases, whose last syllable rhymes with ease) is a wall of icons, religious paintings, separating the nave from the sanctuary in a church.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Altar-rails   (979 words)

  
 Sanctuary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The area around the altar was also considered holy because of the physical presence of God in the Eucharist (= communion bread, which Catholics considered to have been 'transubstantiated" into the actual body of Jesus), both during the Mass and in the tabernacle on the altar the rest of the time.
In most Eastern Orthodox churches, the sanctuary is separated from the nave (where the people pray) by an iconostasis, literally a wall of icons, with three doors in it.
In many Roman Catholic churches, altar rails mark the edge of the sanctuary.
www.1-free-software.com /en/wikipedia/s/sa/sanctuary.html   (820 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Originally it was separated from the nave by altar rails designed by John Bentley, the architect of Westminster Cathedral, and was dominated by a large high altar under a wooden baldachino.
The Martyrs’ altar was erected (as a plaque on the pillar by the Lady Statue states) “to the glory of God and the memory of Fr.
Above the marble altar designed like a Roman altar of the sixteenth century, is a large painting of the saint and round the walls are a series of paintings made in 1904 by Albert Chevallier Taylor of incidents in his life.
www.jesuit.ie /uk/wimbledon/History/HISTORY.htm   (2219 words)

  
 Altar rails -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Altar rails are a set of railings, often ornate and frequently of marble, delimiting the (A consecrated place where sacred objects are kept) sanctuary in a church, the part that contains the (A raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made) altar.
Communicants receiving the (A Christian sacrament commemorating the Last Supper by consecrating bread and wine) Eucharist knelt at the railings to be given communion by a priest.
Similarly, not all liberal catholics supported the changes to sanctuaries; some have disputed the belief that the altar rails were a barrier, claiming that many churches were able to allow full participation by the laity in the (Click link for more info and facts about new Mass) new Mass without removing altar rails.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/a/al/altar_rails.htm   (637 words)

  
 Parish Magazine page i
The original stone altar table was a plain slab incised with five consecration crosses, one at the centre and one at each corner.
Altar rails were decreed by the Archbishop of Canterbury, William Laud (1573-1645), to prevent the altar from being moved into the body of the church, as demanded by the Puritans.
Sometimes the altar was enclosed on three or four sides but generally the rails went from wall to wall.
web.ukonline.co.uk /prestbury/0105/pagei.htm   (639 words)

  
 LM
Chest-high rails around the altar were used as early as the fifth century to prevent the people from interfering with the ministers of the eucharist.
Altar rails were first used in England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. The Puritans disliked altar rails.
William Laud (1573-1645), Archbishop of Canterbury, directed that altars be returned to the east wall of churches and fenced by altar rails for protection against desecration.
www.er-d.org /19625_13708_ENG_HTM.htm   (364 words)

  
 Altar biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Until the Second Vatican Council, the altar in the Catholic Church was a table standing on a platform with three steps (altar steps), and placed under a statue or a picture of a saint or a sacred event (the main altar in churches is called the high altar).
The priest used to stand with his back to the congregation, offering up bread and wine towards the altar, taking the role of a mediator between God and the people (Tridentine Mass).
Since the council and the introduction of the new order (Novus Ordo) of the mass, the altar is a long table, usually placed in front of the old altar, where the priest celebrates the Eucharist facing the people.
altar.biography.ms   (1100 words)

  
 Church article - Church Stanford University Christian altar altar rails confessional - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
See also altar, altar rails, confessional, dome, nave, pew, pulpit, sanctuary, lych gate.
The architecture of Christian worship space grew out of the regular meetings of the followers of Christianity in private houses and synagogues, and occasionally in catacombs when necessary.
A common architecture for churches is the shape of a cross (a long central rectangle, with side rectangles, and a rectangle in front for the altar space or sanctuary).
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Church   (641 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Altar Rail
This cloth is to be of fine linen, as it is solely intended as a sort of corporal to receive the particles which may by chance fall from the hands of the priest.
Instead of this cloth a gilt paten, larger than the paten used at the altar, to which a handle may be attached, or a small gilt or silver salver, or a pall, larger than the chalice pall, may be used.
These latter are usually passed from one communicant to the other, and when the last at the end of the rail at the Gospel side has received Holy Communion the altar boy carries the paten to the first communicants at the Epistle side.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01356c.htm   (336 words)

  
 North Cambria, PA
High altars, statues, altar rails, and other beautiful ornamentation, are believed, by some, to be outmoded and unnecessary in light of the new reforms.
It is insisted that the 100 year old altars were "unnecessary duplications", and a local church that prides itself on "welcoming, compassion, and openness" shuts its ears to the cries of the faithful as their sacred heritage is destroyed.
The altar was to be taken to a landfill and buried.
www.unavoce.org /cambria_destruction.htm   (1380 words)

  
 Altar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
An altar''', (Hebrew languageHebrew '''''mizbe'ah'', from a word meaning "to slay") is any structure on which sacrifices known as the ''korbanot'' as well as incense/ offerings are offered for religious purposes.
Traditionally, when the Torah is opened to be Cantilationcantilated ("read" with a special tune) on the altar, two people stand on either side of it as a mark of respect.
In some synagogues the Hazan (the one leading the prayers) stands on the altar facing most of the congregation, and in other synagogues the altar is only used for the Torah readings, but further Amidahprayers/ are lead from the front of the synagogue away from the altar itself.
www.infothis.com /find/Altar   (1321 words)

  
 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The wall behind the High Altar was dominated by the seven foot high figure of the Risen Christ, which was carved in the studios of Vincenzo Demetz Figlii of Ortiesi, in the Italian Tyrol.
The altar rails were erected in 1926 in memory of Sister Vincent O'Keefe, district visitor in the Parish for 19 years.
This altar was re-modelled and moved to the new church in 1996.
home.freeuk.net /shmi/history/history.htm   (1365 words)

  
 Common Questions on Liturgical Norms
A plexiglass cover is not allowed to cover the white altar cloth during celebration of Mass, and the corporal should not be left on the altar after Mass.
Altar rails may be removed, if they are an obstacle to distribution of Communion, but "great care must be taken before altering churches of certain historical value or even particular elements of a church that may have particular artistic merit."
Altar servers may spread the corporal and otherwise prepare the altar for Liturgy of the Eucharist.
www.ewtn.com /library/Liturgy/LITURIND.HTM   (2399 words)

  
 Inside your Church   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Aside from being the place of the Altar, the sanctuary is the place where the Tabernacle, which holds the Blessed Sacrament, is kept and over which there should always be burning a tabernacle light.
The Altar is venerated because it is the place of sacrifice, and because it is the place of Sacrifice, the Tabernacle is usually kept on it.
The podium on the left side of the church as you face the Altar (the "Gospel side"), from where the Gospel is read (and which is reserved for clergy).
www.kensmen.com /catholic/churchbuilding.html   (1331 words)

  
 Churches of St Mary's
At the top of the left aisle, there is an altar to St Joseph, which is to the memory of Rev. Laurence O'Keeffe, a curate in St Mary's from 1870 until his death in 1881.
The altar to the right of the high altar is to the Blessed Virgin.
Near this altar there is a plaque commemorating the Diamond Jubilee of Fr Patrick Lee PP on June 20 1980.
www.limerickdioceseheritage.org /StMarys/CRStMarys.htm   (1150 words)

  
 A Guide to High Mass
He faces the altar throughout, to show that the reading of the scriptures is part of our offering of worship to God, and not merely intended to instruct the congregation.
He stands at the foot of the altar steps holding the Paten in the veil till it is required at the altar.
All genuflect three times on their way from their seat to the altar rails, in memory of our Lord's three falls, as he carried the Cross up the hill of Calvary.
justus.anglican.org /resources/pc/liturgy/cla_guide.html   (3035 words)

  
 More of the Chancel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The sanctuary is the part of the chancel where the high altar is situated and it is worth spending a few minutes here.
The Jacobean altar rails which enclose the sanctury are quite superb.
As you leave the choir, back towards the nave altar are two masks on the ends of the stalls.
www.halifaxparishchurch.org.uk /VirtualTour7.htm   (288 words)

  
 Sanctuary
In keeping with the general plan the Altar Rails are of Gothic design set in a terrazzo foundation and richly adorned with Italian marble and New Zealand greenstone, and have been erected as a memorial to the Maloney and Lysaght family.
The finely ornamented brass gates, reflecting highest artistic tastes, enhance the appearance of the Altar Rails, and are in memory of the late Jeremiah Connolly.
The rich and ornamental Altar Cover, together with the heavily-woven curtains for the Confessional, are the generous gift of Mrs.
geraldine.orcon.net.nz /sanct.html   (770 words)

  
 History of the Christian Church, Volume III: Nicene and Post-Nicene Christianity. A.D. 311-600. (iii.xi.iv)
Hence the altar was adorned also in the richest manner with costly cloths, with the cross, or at a later period the crucifix, with burning tapers, symbolical of Christ the light of the world,
The introduction of such side altars, which however belong not to the altar space, but to the nave of the church, is connected with the progress of the worship of martyrs and relics.
4) likens the unity of the church in the episcopate to the unity of the altar: Ἔν θυσιαστήριον, ὡς εἷς ἐπίσκοπος.
www.ccel.org /ccel/schaff/hcc3.iii.xi.iv.html   (2030 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.