- The cross surmounting the Altar, made usually of polished brass or of some precious metal. The Altar Cross is handed down to us from the Primitive Church, so that to-day wheresoever the English or the American flag waves there "the Altar and the Cross" are set up. The Cross is placed over the middle of the Altar, in the most sacred and prominent part of the Church, "in order that the holy symbol of our Faith may be constantly before the eyes of all who worship therein, to shine through the gloom of this world and point them to the skies."
American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. William James Miller, M.A., B.D.. 1901.
Look at other dictionaries:
Altar cross — An Altar cross is a cross or crucifix placed on a Christian altar, for the purpose of focusing the worshiper s attention on the mystery of Jesus death and Resurrection during worship services.ee also*Altar crucifix … Wikipedia
Altar crucifix — An Altar Crucifix or Altar Cross is a cross placed upon an altar, and is the principal ornament of the altar. Contents 1 History 2 Purpose and use 2.1 Catholic and Anglican churches … Wikipedia
Cross of Lothair — The front side of the Cross of Lothair … 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 Crucifix — • The principal ornament of the altar Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar Crucifix Altar Crucifix † … Catholic encyclopedia
Altar Candlesticks — • Consists of five parts: the foot, the stem, the knob about the middle of the stem, the bowl to receive the drippings of wax, and the pricket, i.e. the sharp point that terminates the stem on which the candle is fixed Catholic Encyclopedia.… … Catholic encyclopedia
Altar Vessels — • The chalice is the cup in which the wine and water of the Eucharistic Sacrifice is contained Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar Vessels Altar Vessels … Catholic encyclopedia
Altar Linens — • The corporal, pall, purificator, and finger towels Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar Linens Altar Linens † … Catholic encyclopedia
Cross of Cong — Wood engraved illustration of the Cross of Cong. Material Various (incl. gold, silver, niello copper). Created Early Medieval Period (1123 CE 1127 CE) … Wikipedia
Altar (in Liturgy) — • In the New Law the altar is the table on which the Eucharistic Sacrifice is offered Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar (in Liturgy) Altar (in Liturgy) … Catholic encyclopedia