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Altar cloth: An altar cloth is used by various religious groups to cover an altar. It may be used as a sign of respect towards the holiness of the altar, as in the Catholic Church. Because many altars are made of wood and are often ornate and unique, cloth may then be used to protect the altar surface. In other cases, the cloth serves to beautify a rather mundane construction underneath.
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The Ecclesiologist (1801)
The pavement within the communion rails is of coloured encaustic tiles by Minton ; the altar cloth is a most beautiful specimen of revived ecclesiastical embroidery, the cover of the font is lofty and richly carved. The church at Braunston ...
A Novel by Barbara Samuel
The altar cloth is a black scarf printed with ...
How to Create Sacred Water (2012)
A Guide to Rituals and Practices by Kathryn W. Ravenwood
An added benefit of a nice altar cloth is that it hides what it sits FEATHERS COMPONENTS OF YOUR SACRED WATER ALTAR.
by Viktorija Briggs
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by June English
When it is not being used, the altar is usually covered by a special white linen cloth called an altar Altar Guild A Altar cloth. During the celebration of the ANGLICAN YOUNG PEOPLE'S DICTIONARY.
by Jane Johnson, Diagram Group
ALTAR CLOTH COLORS To evoke a spirit whose planet is Altar.
A Basic Church Dictionary (2001)
Altar cloth The cloth, usually of linen, which covers the top of an altar* and hangs down at both sides.
A Church Dictionary (1854)
by Walter Farquhar Hook
ALTAR CLOTH. ALTAR PIECE. 13 out the whole of the time to which we look for architectural examples, altars were of stone. The place of the high altar is uniformly, in England at least, at the east of the church ; but in large churches, room is ...
by Walter Farquhar HOOK (Dean of Chichester.)
ALTAR CLOTH. out the whole of the time to which we look for architectural examples, altars were of stone. The lace of the high altar is uniformly, in Eng and at least, at the east of the church ; but in large churches, room is left for processions to ...
Over 3000 Entries on the World of Magical Formulas, Secret Symbols and the Occult by Nevill Drury
Altar Cloth In Wicca, a black or white cloth which rests on the altar. Placed on it are containers for the salt and water used to purify the magic circle with the elements earth and water. Altar, Live In contemporary Satanism, which venerates carnal ...
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- Fish Altar Cloth
The second level has lots of coloured glass pebbles sewn on it to look like bubbles :)
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- Tibetan altar cloth
Altar Cloth w/triangle patchwork
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- Pentecost Altar Cloth
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- Crocheted edge on the altar cloth
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- Altar Cloth, York Minster
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