a cloth covering for an altar.
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 Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago John S. C. Abbott
Mr. Morin had presented the chapel with silver candlesticks and an altar cloth.
Roads of Destiny O. Henry
There are workshops fitted up with lathes, and a small chapel with an altar cloth, covered with skulls and cross-bones.
Recollections of a Long Life John Stoughton
Just as many regard it as an act of piety to work an altar cloth or to cushion a pulpit.
Backlog Studies Charles Dudley Warner
Mrs. Bishop had, by Carroll’s report, worked feverishly at the altar cloth all the afternoon.
The Riverman Stewart Edward White
That, thought Daoud, must be the altar cloth on which the drops of blood had fallen from the wafer of bread.
The Saracen: Land of the Infidel Robert Shea
But a most unlooked-for chance deprived the Bishop’s altar cloth of its costly mending.
Sir Nigel Arthur Conan Doyle
He has been laying down a tessellated pavement, and putting in stained-glass windows, and such an altar cloth!
Margaret Capel, v. 3 of 3 Ellen Wallace
Below, on the altar cloth, is a Last Judgment, with the prettiest little angel boys to sound the dreadful trumps.
A Wanderer in Venice E.V. Lucas
(Christianity) the cloth used for covering an altar: often applied also to the frontal
- 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.
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 […]
- Altar rail
the rail in front of an altar, separating the sanctuary from those parts of the church that are in front of it. Historical Examples The altar rail of the restored Santa Clara church was made from the beams of the old Mission. The Old Franciscan Missions Of California George Wharton James You intend to separate […]