high altar

high altar
noun Date: before 12th century the principal altar in a church

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • High Altar — • The chief altar in a church, raised on an elevated plane in the sanctuary, where it may be seen simultaneously by all the faithful in the body of the church Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. High Altar     High Altar …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • High altar — High High, a. [Compar. {Higher}; superl. {Highest}.] [OE. high, hegh, hey, heh, AS. he[ a]h, h?h; akin to OS. h?h, OFries. hag, hach, D. hoog, OHG. h?h, G. hoch, Icel. h?r, Sw. h[ o]g, Dan. h[ o]i, Goth. hauhs, and to Icel. haugr mound, G. h[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high altar — noun the main altar in a church • Hypernyms: ↑altar …   Useful english dictionary

  • high altar — noun The main altar in a church, situated on the main axis at the east of the chancel or choir …   Wiktionary

  • high altar — noun the chief altar of a church …   English new terms dictionary

  • high altar — /haɪ ˈɔltə/ (say huy awltuh) noun the main altar of a large church …   Australian English dictionary

  • high altar —  Высокий алтарь …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Altar (Catholicism) — High altar of St. Michael s Church, Munich. In the liturgy of the Roman Catholic Church, the altar is where the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but never without an altar, or at least an… …   Wikipedia

  • Altar cloth — Altar covered with white altar cloths. An (altar cloth) is used by various religious groups to cover an altar. Christianity, ancient Judaism, and Buddhism are among the world religions that use altar cloths. Because many altars are made of wood… …   Wikipedia

  • Altar Carpets — • The sanctuary and altar steps of the high altar are ordinarily to be covered with carpets Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar Carpets     Altar Carpets      …   Catholic encyclopedia

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