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Altar of repose

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


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    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

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