Altar card



one of three cards having certain portions of the Mass printed on them, placed upright on the altar to assist the memory of the celebrant.

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  • Altar cloth

    a cloth covering for an altar. Historical Examples I wish you would, dear, and embroider an altar cloth while you are here. Jewel Clara Louise Burnham He however spread an altar cloth, which he had retained about his person, upon the body of the child. The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His […]

  • Altar girl

    a female altar server.



  • Altar of repose

    a pedestal or niche upon which the sacraments are preserved from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday.

  • Altarpiece

    a painted or carved screen behind or above the or communion table in Christian churches; reredos. Contemporary Examples Köhn was sent to Ghent to find it before the Nazis stole the rest of the altarpiece. Inside Hitler’s Fantasy Museum Noah Charney February 6, 2014 This is an altarpiece painted by Piero della Francesca in about […]



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