Altar Sentence Examples
Her gaze went to the altar, and she shivered.
She rose to keep the altar between them.
The altar in the center was empty while seven statues kept watch over it.
Tessa was the girl who left him standing at the altar once.
The marble screens of the altar are wonderfully finely carved.Advertisement
The offering of bread and wine was originally brought to the altar by the person who offered it, and placed by him in the hands of the presiding officer.
He eschewed the pulpit and stood in front of the altar, looking like a caricature of Ichabod Crane, gaunt and gangling, but the words from his mouth were pure silver.
Where there is in a cathedral or church more than one altar, the principal one is called a " high altar."
There are traces of an altar near the Heraeum which was probably older than the great altar of Zeus; this was probably the original centre of worship. The great altar of Zeus was of elliptic form, the length of the lozenge being directed from south-south-west to north-north-east, in such a manner that the axis would pass through the Cronion.
Whatever its origin, the word Mass had by the time of the Reformation been long applied only to the Eucharist; and, though in itself a perfectly colourless term, and used as such during the earlier stages of the 16th century controversies concerning the Eucharist, it soon became identified with that sacrificial aspect of the sacrament of the altar which it was the chief object of the Reformers to overthrow.Advertisement
In a vault where more than one martyr was buried an altar might be erected for each.
Where there is a second high altar, it is generally at the end of the choir or chancel.
Beside the altar was a drain (piscina) for pouring away the water in which the communion vessels were rinsed.
This seems originally to have been under the altar, as it is still in the Eastern Church.
A similar panel of needlework (the dossal) is suspended behind the altar.Advertisement
Under the altar lies Canute (Knud), the patron saint of Denmark, who intended to dispute with William of Normandy the possession of England, but was slain in an insurrection at Odense in 1086; Kings John and Christian II.
In Lutheran churches the organ is silent on this day, and altar, font and pulpit are draped in black, as indeed throughout Holy Week.
A large altar stood before the west front.
In historical times this dance was still danced by the Delians round a horned altar.
Branches of palm, olive or sprouting willow (hence in England known as "palm") having been placed before the altar, or at the Epistle side, after Terce and the sprinkling of holy water, the priest, either in a purple cope or an alb without chasuble, proceeds to bless them.Advertisement
At the Reformation (1561) the fabric was greatly injured by the 5th earl of Glencairn and the Protestants, who dismantled the altar, stripped the church of images and relics, and are even alleged to have burnt it.
Of the choir only the foundations remain to indicate its extent; at the east end stood the high altar before which Robert III.
He died on the 3rd of February 1399, and was buried at St Paul's near the high altar.
His altar and threshing-floor were shown on the Rarian plain near Eleusis; hence he is sometimes called the son of Rarus.
There are remains of such a tree in the church of St Mary at Abergavenny, carved in wood, and supposed to have once stood behind the high altar.Advertisement
The church of St Augustine, Broxbourne, is a fine example of Perpendicular work, and contains interesting monuments, including an altar tomb with enamelled brasses of 1473.
The facade dates from 1278, and the interior of the edifice dates in the main from 1543 In the crypt is the tomb of Andrea Doria by Montorsoli, and above the main altar hangs the dagger presented to the doge by Pope Paul III.
The image was put away after each occasion; every sixty years a large number of such images, which had served in previous celebrations, were carried in procession to the top of Mount Cithaeron, and were burned on an altar together with animals and the altar itself.
There is probably a superstitious reason for the preference shown by the dead for offerings of this kind; no wish is commoner than that one may receive bread and beer that had gone up on to the altar of the local god, or with which the god had been sated; something of the divine sanctity still clung about such offerings and made them particularly desirable.
The iconostasis or imagebearer has generally three doors, one on each side of the central door, beyond which is the principal altar.
In 1857 a votive altar dedicated to Jupiter, Mars and Mercury was unearthed, and is now in the Provincial Museum at Bonn.
A girl with a baby at her breast and seated on an ass splendidly caparisoned was led through the town to the church, and there placed at the gospel side of the altar while mass was said.
Alexander is said to have camped on the site of Antioch, and dedicated an altar to Zeus Bottiaeus, which lay in the northwest of the future city.
The monument was an open-air altar, a terrace with portico, dated about zoo B.C. Many votive terra-cotta statuettes were obtained, the commonest being the figure of a sheep dressed as a woman, erect with a basket on its head, no doubt a ceremonial costume of worshippers.
Other important finds were seven statues of women from a sanctuary of Artemis Polo, .a temple and altar of Apollo Pythius, decorative terra-cottas from an archaic Prytaneion, a cemetery with carved and painted tombstones, and remains of a triumphal arch of Caracalla.
In April Montrose was abandoned by his royal master, and was defeated at Carbiesdale, on the south side of the kyle, or estuary, of Shin and Oykel; he was betrayed, insulted, bullied by the preachers, and, going to his death like a bridegroom to the altar, was hanged at Edinburgh, on the 10th of May.
Among its ancient buildings must be mentioned the Reinoldikirche, with fine stained-glass windows, the Marienkirche, the nave of which dates from the I Ith century, the Petrikirche, with a curious altar, and the Dominican church, with beautiful cloisters.
On elevated ground near the harbour are the remains of a Roman fort guarding the entrance to the Tyne, where numerous coins, portions of an altar, and several sculptured memorial stones have been dug up, and testify to its occupation for a considerable period.
The next in line is El Altar, which the natives call Capac-Urcu (" king mountain "), whose broken cone and impressive outlines make it one of the most attractive mountains of Ecuador.
Altar has shown no signs of activity since the discovery of America.
On the 30th of January 1907 the body was removed with great ceremony from Kensal Green and reburied in the crypt of the new cathedral, where it lies beneath a Gothic altar tomb, with a recumbent effigy of the archbishop in full pontificals.
The friars met her with lighted candles, and at the foot of the altar Francis shore off her hair, received her vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, and invested her with the Franciscan habit, 1212.
The hawthorn has been regarded as the emblem of hope, and its branches are stated to have been carried by the ancient Greeks in wedding processions, and to have been used by them to deck the altar of Hymen.
It may be said generally that while Luther insisted on a service in the vernacular, including the singing of German hymns, he considered it best to retain most of the ceremonies, the vestments and the uses of lights on the altar, which had existed in the unreformed church, while he was careful to explain that their retention might be dispensed with if thought necessary.
Magnificent works in silver, such as shrines, altar crosses and church vessels of all kinds, were produced in Spain from the 14th to the 16th century - especially a number of sumptuous tabernacles (custodia) for the host, magnificent examples of which still exist in the cathedrals of Toledo and Seville.
The description of the gold and silver retable given to the high altar of Ely by Abbot Theodwin in the 11th century, shows it to have been a large and elaborate piece of work decorated with many reliefs and figures in the round.
War soon broke out between the victors, the chief incident of which was the siege and capture by famine of Perusia, and the alleged sacrifice of three hundred of its defenders by the young Caesar at the altar of his uncle.
They rise early, and after having performed their prayers and ablutions dress themselves in a new suit of clothes, and sally forth to the "fire-temples," to worship the emblem of their divinity, the sacred fire, which is perpetually burning on the altar.
He died at Aberdeen, and was buried before the high altar at King's College, beside the tomb of his patron Bishop Elphinstone.
At Athens, Asklepios Amynos had a sanctuary with altar and well, and among the votive offerings have been discovered models of snakes.'
On its summit was an altar of Zeus Actaeus, in whose honour an annual festival was held in the dog-days, and worshippers clad themselves in skins.
Nicola, founded in 5087 to receive the relics of this saint, which were brought from Myra in Lycia, and now lie beneath the altar in the crypt.
Giotto and others, the most famous of which are those over the high altar by Giotto, illustrating the vows of the Franciscan order; while the upper church has frescoes representing scenes from the life of St Francis (probably by Giotto and his contemporaries) on the lower portion of the walls of the nave, and scenes from Old and New Testament history by pupils of Cimabue on the upper.
At the end of the Gardens is the rocky mass of Toprak Kale, on which was a fire temple and altar; near it is the Meker Kapusi ("Door of Mithridates"), a large inscribed slab of rock with the names of several deities.
In front of the altar hangs a curious piece of wood-carving by Veit Stoss, representing the Salutation.
The Tuchersche altar, with its winged picture, is one of the finest works of the Nuremberg school about the middle of the 15th century.
Not only were concubinary priests - a term which was now made to include also those who had openly married - forbidden to serve at the altar and threatened with actual deposition in cases of contumacy, but the laity were warned against attending mass said by "any priest certainly known to keep a concubine or subintroducta."' But these heroic measures soon caused serious embarrassment.
Tien Ti, Fu Mu, " Heaven and Earth, Father and Mother," are conjoined in common speech, and are the supreme objects of imperial worship. The great altar to Heaven, round in shape like the circuit of the sky, and white as the symbol of the light principle (Yang), stands in the southern suburb of Peking in the direction of light and heat.
The altar to the Earth is dark and square, on the north side of the city, the region of yin, the principle of cold and gloom.
A new church is anointed at its four corners, and also the altar round which it is built; similarly tombs, church gongs, and all other instruments and utensils dedicated to cultual uses.
In these caverns there are numerous stalactite structures, which, from their curious and fantastic shapes, have received such names as the Image of the Virgin, the Mosaic Altar, &c. The principal parts are the Paradies with the finest stalactites, the Astronomical Tower and the Beinhaus.
She was worshipped as Ancharia at Faesulae, where an altar belonging to her has been recently discovered.
In the Holy of Holies was a " cloud of light " (shekinah), symbolical of the presence of Yahweh, and before it stood the candlestick with six branches, on each of which and on the central stern was a lamp eternally burning; while in the forecourt was an altar on which the sacred fire was never allowed to go out.
As to the question of "altar lights," however, it must be borne in mind that these were not placed upon the altar, or on a retable behind it, until the 12th century.
In the Eastern Church, to this day, there are no lights on the high altar; the lighted candles stand on a small altar beside it, and at various parts of the service are carried by the lectors or acolytes before the officiating priest or deacon.
The " crowd of lights " described by Paulinus as crowning the altar were either grouped round it or suspended in front of it; they are represented by the sanctuary lamps of the Latin Church and by the crown of lights suspended in front of the altar in the Greek.
At every liturgical service, and especially at Mass and at choir services, there must be at least At two lighted tapers on the altar, 2 as symbols of the presence of God and tributes of adoration.
They differ from liturgical lights in that, whereas these must be tapers of pure beeswax or lamps fed with pure olive oil (except by special dispensation under certain circumstances), those used merely to add splendour to the celebration may be of any material; the only exception being, that in the decoration of the altar gas-lights are forbidden.
This quenching of the light of the world is symbolized at the service of Tenebrae in Holy Week by the placing on a stand before the altar of thirteen lighted tapers arranged pyramidally, the rest of the church being in darkness.
When only the central one is left it is taken clown and carried behind the altar, thus symbolizing the 1 All three conceptions are brought out in the prayers for the blessing of candles on the Feast of the Purification of the B.V.M.
In this connexion it is worth pointing out that the homily against idolatry was reprinted, without alteration and by the king's authority, long after altar lights had been restored under the influence of the high church party supreme at court.
This, together with the fact that over the altar of his private chapel at Bristol he had a cross of white marble, gave rise to an absurd rumour that the bishop had too great a leaning towards Romanism.
Nor is the tribute to the national religion implied by the dedication of the altar to Ceres inconsistent with the beliefs and feelings expressed in the satires.
The ceremony terminates with the appearance of the glory of Yahweh, accompanied by a fire which consumes the sacrifices on the altar.
He also killed the king's commissioner and pulled down the altar.
These were recognized as probably parts of the Great Altar of Zeus erected by Eumenes II.
Excavation at the south end of the Acropolis led to the discovery of the Altar itself and the rest of its surviving reliefs, which, now restored and mounted in Berlin, form one of the glories of that city.
In the interval are the Zeus altar; the great hexastyle Doric temple of Athena flanked by the palace on the east, by the theatre and its long terrace on the west, and by a library on the north; and a large Corinthian temple of Trajan.
The most remarkable architectural feature of the building is the partition that separated the altar from this long gallery; it consists of two columns between antae, with capitals of a very peculiar form, consisting of the fore parts of bulls set back to back; from these the whole building is sometimes called the sanctuary of the bulls.
Beyond it, on the east, was a sacred wood filling the space up to the wall of the precinct; and at the south end of this was a small open space with the altar of Zeus Polieus.
In this effort he was defeated, mainly because the Revolution, for lack of experience in the right use of liberty, changed into a military despotism which allied itself with the spiritual despotism of Rome; partly because, when the Revolution was overthrown,, the parties of reaction sought salvation in the "union of altar and throne."
Ferdinand died on the feast of Saint John the Evangelist, the 24th of June 1065, in Leon, with many manifestations of ardent piety - having laid aside his crown and royal mantle, dressed in the frock of a monk and lying on a bier, covered with ashes, which was placed before the altar of the church of Saint Isidore.
Among many medieval buildings, the church of St Ulrich, one of the finest specimens of Romanesque architecture in Germany, and the church of St James, with a magnificent altar screen and interesting tombs and effigies, are particularly noticeable.
Society may have at one time been matrilinear in the communities that become the historic Hellenes; but of this there is no trace in the worship of Zeus and Hera.18 In fact, the whole of the family morality in Hellas centred in Zeus, whose altar in the courtyard was the bond of the kinsmen; and sins against the family, such as unnatural vice and the exposure of children, are sometimes spoken of as offences against the High God.I" He was also the tutelary deity of the larger organization of the phratria; and the altar of Zeus c Pparpcos was the meetingpoint of the phrateres, when they were assembled to consider the legitimacy of the new applicants for admission into their circle.20 His religion also came to assist the development of certain legal ideas, for instance, the rights of private or family property in land; he guarded the allotments as Zein KAdpcos,2' and the Greek commandment " thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark " was maintained by Zeus " Opcos, the god of boundaries, a more personal power than the Latin Jupiter Terminus.22 His highest political functions were summed up in the title IIoXtfin, a cult-name of legendary antiquity in Athens, and frequent in the Hellenic world.23 His consort in his political life was not Hera, but his daughter Athena Polias.
The seals of deceased bishops or abbots were solemnly broken in presence of the chapter or before the altar.
At Hierapolis (Bambyce) there was a pool with an altar in the middle, sacred to the goddess, where a festival was held, at which her images were carried into the water.
The term sarcophagus is sometimes applied also to an altar tomb.
The original reason for this was the reverence monies attaching to the memory of the Confessor, whose shrine and monu- stands in the central chapel behind the high altar.
The Turkish envoy then in Bucharest was persuaded to invest Brancovan with the caftan, or robe of office, in token of Turkish approval, and the patriarch of Constantinople, who was also present, and the archbishop of Walachia, Theodosius, consecrated him together at the high altar of the cathedral, where he took the coronation oath to devote his whole strength to the good of his country and received the boiars' oath of submission.
The time at which his festival was held (after harvest and seed-sowing), the nature of its ceremonies and amusements, his altar at the end of the Circus Maximus always covered with earth except on such occasions, all point to his connexion with the earth.
Papirius Cursor in 272, in early times wrongly identified with the altar in the circus.
At the head of the army she rode clothed in a coat of mail, armed with an ancient sword, said to be that with which Charles Martel had vanquished the Saracens, the hiding-place of which, under the altar of the parish church of the village of Ste Catherine de Fierbois, the " voices " had revealed to her; she carried a white standard of her own design embroidered with lilies, and having on the one side the image of God seated on the clouds and holding the world in His hand, and on the other a representation of the Annunciation.
This cult probably originated in Crete, whence the god in the form of a dolphin led his Cretan worshippers to the Delphian shore, where he bade them erect an altar in his honour.
The deacons have functions in the Eucharist and about the altar which point to an early date; they have also much administrative work of an important kind, and especial provisions are made for the care of the sick and the dead, and the burial of those who perish by shipwreck.
Every Uniat and Catholic priest was hung up before his own altar, along with a Jew and a hog.
The principal buildings are the fine Gothic church of St Peter and St Paul, dating from the r5th century, with two stately towers, a famous organ and a very heavy bell; the Frauen Kirche, erected about the end of the 15th century, and possessing a fine portal and choir in pierced work; the Kloster Kirche, restored in 1868, with handsome choir stalls and a carved altar dating from 1383; and the Roman Catholic church, founded in 1853, in the Roman style of architecture, with beautiful glass windows and oil-paintings.
An altar also from Khorsabad (now in the British Museum) has a circular table and a solid base triangular on plan, with pilasters ornamented with animals' paws at the angles.
At Gezer no definite altar was discovered in the great High Place; though it is possible that a bank of intensely hard compact earth, in which were embedded a large number of human skulls, took its place.
The altar of the Solomonic temple is on similar lines, but much larger.
It is now generally recognized that the description of the tabernacle altar is intended to provide a precedent for this vast structure, which would otherwise be inconsistent with the traditional view of the simple Hebrew altars.
In Herod's temple the altar was again built after the same model.
The second altar was the altar of incense, which was in the holy place of the tabernacle.
But the authenticity of the passages describing the altar of incense in the tabernacle, and the historicity of the corresponding altar in Solomon's temple, are matters of keen dispute among critics.
In this case the altar of Apollo at Delphi, upon which on the Greek vases Neoptolemus is frequently represented as taking refuge from Orestes, might be regarded as the pedestal of an invisible image of the god, and as fulfilling the same function as did the base of the actual image of Athene in Troy, towards which Cassandra fled from Ajax.
Where hecatombs were sacrificed, the irp60vo-es necessarily assumed colossal proportions, as in the case of the altar at Parion, where it measured on each side 600 ft.
He becomes the mediator between humanity and the gods, since it is through the fire on the altar that the offering is brought into the presence of the gods.
In May 1521 he was appointed to a chaplaincy attached to the altar of La Gesine in the cathedral of Noyon, and received the tonsure.
He had just passed the altar of the god, when he fell, and with a groan gave up the ghost (October 322 B.C.).
Ye have preached against the sacrament of the altar and the saints, and will make us worse than Jews..
It was not given by the king, but was laid on the altar at Canterbury, whence Anselm took it.
A sermon by him at St Paul's on the second Sunday in Lent, 1549, was immediately followed by the pulling down of "the sacrament at the high altar."
Ai, near Bethel, is taken after a temporary repulse, and Joshua proceeds to erect an altar upon Mt Ebal (north of Shechem).
In other places there were manifest commutations of human sacrifice, as at the altar of Artemis the Implacable at Patrae, where Pausanias saw the wild beasts being driven into the flames.'
I will not call upon the people to succour me; I will die at the foot of the altar rather than desert it.
The troops sent against them, under General Pepe, himself a Carbonaro, sympathized with the mutineers, and the king, being powerless to resist, granted the constitution (13th of July), which he swore on the altar to observe.
On his return, bringing with him privileges for his monastery and a magnificent altar, he received a popular ovation.
Gabriel returned to the Sanctuary in the Caribbean and paced in front of the hourglass perched on the altar.
Rhyn.s eyes lingered on the body on the altar before he took in the seven statues of descending size surrounding the altar.
There is a fine 15th century brass cross under the high altar and further portions of a brass monument in the nave aisle.
Each unit would erect a new altar to the deity on the edge of the parade ground.
A stained glass window, left, depicts poets and musicians, and there is a carved wood altar and mosaic screen.
In many villages they were also used to decorate the altar of the church at Eastertime.
In the courtyard stood the sacrificial altar, which had statues on either side.
Philo explains that the offerings of frankincense laid on the golden altar in the Inner Temple were more holy than the blood offered outside.
Three steps up to altar with altar rails on second step.
An image niche containing a modern madonna marks the site of a chantry altar for the guild of St Mary.
I'le rather quench the flames of my desire, Then at thine altar languish and expire.
The nave altar is just visible on the far right.
A 3rd century Roman pagan altar was also recently found on the site.
They came in and stood beside the bronze altar.
Lochner painted the altarpiece circa 1445 for the high altar of Cologne Cathedral.
The altar rails have twisted balusters of late seventeenth-century date, and the altar table belongs to the earlier part of the same century.
For the first time the new garden altar was used for giving benediction to the all those assembled in the Shrine gardens.
The beautifully turned wooden altar candlesticks were also created by Malcolm and presented to the Church.
Heavy altar candlesticks of good design, which had been given in 1926 by the Revd.
Four or five priests and as many choristers were singing Miserere before the high altar when I went in.
The crown and the container of holy chrism sit nearby on an altar, ready to be used.
The altar's wooden crucifix with brass figure is now in the sacristy.
At the east end is an altar on a raised wooden dais.
Wooden block floor with altar raised on a small dais; standard wall finish.
Ah, where are the old dears who smelled of lavender and gave small altar boys stripy mints they couldn't crunch!
The altar is thus denominated because the sacrifices were termed, as also Christ whom these typified, God's bread.
The verger he suggests was seen as responsible for changing altar frontals and dusting and cleaning the church.
Verse 7. " And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water therein.
The prescription in Leviticus could not have meant the animals were killed beside the altar then manhandled on to it for burning.
It is probably part of the medieval altar Mensa, broken up at the Reformation.
The reredos, altar rails, and pulpit are of modern carved oak, and were erected by subscription in 1878.
Pulpit and altar rails have C18 carved panels said to have come " from a college chapel " .
Others include a guild altar piscina in the nave, and some woodwork in the chancel - nothing substantial, but lovingly preserved.
The high altar still retains the original piscina - or, at least, it might be from this church originally.
At the east end of the north aisle is a chapel separated from it by wrought iron altar rails.
The Sanctuary The wooden panel which originally stood behind the main altar presently forms the reredos to the altar in the south aisle.
Some of the chapel stonework including the Italian marble altar reredos more than likely came from the Cistercian Abbey at Llantarnam.
Also the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold.
Verses 6, 7. " And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay THEM with brass.
Ah, but I am but a humble supplicant at the altar of democracy, eh Polly?
We entered the quiet and humble temple; the priest waited in his white surplice at the lowly altar, the clerk beside him.
The altar is to be a table to carry forward the meal symbolism of the eucharist.
Below Col. Fane's monument is an ancient altar tomb, without any inscription or arms, under a Gothic canopy.
The new, now the old, buildings at Magdalen were begun the same year, the foundation-stone being laid in the middle of the high altar on the 5th of May 1474 (Wood, 207).
He died on the r rth of May 1486, and was buried in the chantry chapel of St Mary Magdalen behind the high altar in Winchester cathedral, which he had erected in his lifetime.
All are "Levites" by descent, and are thus correlated in the genealogical and other lists, but the true priesthood is confined to the sons of Aaron, while the mass of the Levites are subordinate servants who are not entitled to approach the altar or to perform any strictly priestly function.
Here at early morning on the 21st of December the emperor offers sacrifice on an open altar to Shang-ti, and at periods of drought or famine presents prayers for relief to the same supreme deity.
He might butcher all day, till he waded ankle-deep in blood, and then at nightfall kneel, sobbing for very joy, at the altar of the Sepulchre - for was he not red from the winepress of the Lord?
It is usually held in the afternoon or evening, sometimes at the conclusion of Vespers, Compline or the Stations of the Cross, and consists in the singing of certain hymns and canticles, more particularly the 0 salutaris hostia and the Tantum ergo, before the host, which is exposed on the altar in a monstrance and surrounded by not less than ten lighted candles.
As to the use of the word, it must be further stated that it is also technically applied to altar cloths, the altar being "vested" in frontal (antependium) and super-frontal (see Altar).
As the sacrifice of the mass is the central mystery of the Catholic faith, so the seven orders of the hierarchy culminate in that of priest, who alone is empowered to work the daily miracle of the altar (see Holy Order).
It is easy to perceive how it should inevitably have come in along with the whole circle of ideas involved in such words as "temple," "altar," "priest," which about this time came to be so generally applied in ecclesiastical connexions.
A zodiac on the " astrological altar of Gabies " in the Louvre illustrates the apportionment of the signs among the inmates of the Roman Pantheon; 3 and they occur as a classical reminiscence in the mosaic pavements of San Miniato and the baptistery at Florence the cathedral of Lyons, and the crypt of San Savino at Piacenza.4 Zodiacal symbolism became conspicuous in medieval art.
Giusto, &c. The cathedral, consecrated in 1120 (?), but enlarged and adorned by Niccolo Pisano (?) in 1254, has a fine pulpit of that period, and on the high altar are sculptures by Mino da Fiesole; it contains several good pictures - the best is an "Annunciation" by Luca Signorelli.
This Epiklesis survives in the Greek liturgies, but in the Roman a prayer takes its place that the angel of the Lord may take the oblation laid on the visible altar, and carry it up to the altar sublime into the presence of the divine majesty.
Electra in her rage seized a burning brand from the altar, intending to blind her sister; but at the critical moment Orestes appeared, recognition took place, and the brother and sister returned to Mycenae.
Throughout Europe the governing classes regarded this " union of throne and altar " as axiomatic. For the pope, as eldest legitimate sovereign and protagonist against the Revolution, Consalvi obtained from the Congress of Vienna the restitution of the States of the Church in practically their full extent.
Two magnificent marble ambones, the larger dating from 1175, a large 11th-century altar frontal in the south aisle, having scenes from the Bible carved on thirty ivory tablets, with 13th-century mosaics in the apse, given by Giovanni da Procida, the promotor of the Sicilian Vespers, and the tomb of Pope Gregory VII., and that of Queen Margaret of Durazzo, mother of King Ladislaus, erected in 1412, deserve to be mentioned.
In a niche behind the altar stands a colossal marble statue of Christ, and marble statues of the twelve apostles adorn both sides of the church.
In the Reformed (Calvinistic) Churches altar lights were, with the rest, done away with entirely as popish and superstitious.
On the case being appealed to the Privy Council, this particular indictment was dismissed on the ground that the vicar, not the bishop, was responsible for the presence of the lights, the general question of the legality of altar lights being discreetly left open.
These are housed in a pair of ancient silver reliquaries, kept in a tomb near the altar.
Behind the altar is a reredos with three painted panels showing the Last Supper.
The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Adams.
I wo n't let quality be sacrificed on the altar of expediency.
They are a reminder that it is not safe to assume these boards were always moved by the Victorians from beside the altar.
Prayer areas At each side of the altar are secluded prayer areas.
Men would fall over the house, like the slain in battle, or rush for the altar en masse, to seek God.
You say, Well now, why the blood sprinkled on the altar?
Antiochus 's soldiers brought a statue of Zeus into the Temple in Jerusalem and built an altar in honor of this god.
Verses 6, 7. And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay THEM with brass.
Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
It is hewn from pure white Pentelic and the Cardinal faces the altar, his head resting on a pair of tasseled cushions.
They were instrumental in the ceremonies, tending the altar fires, and offering prayers to Mithra at dawn, noon and dusk.
Below Col. Fane 's monument is an ancient altar tomb, without any inscription or arms, under a Gothic canopy.
A vodou altar contains much complicated and changing imagery and symbolism.
The beautiful cathedral has a wide center aisle that leads to the altar.
These toppers feature the bride dragging the groom to the altar, the groom with a ball and chain or even the couple on cell phones.
Line the aisle with pots of red and white poinsettias and place several at the altar as well.
I had instructed the DJ to fade the song out after I had walked down the aisle and reached the altar.
After walking down the aisle in front of my family and friends and reaching the altar, we all waited for the music to fade out.
As we greeted our guests, several told us that dolphins had been leaping in the water behind our ocean view altar, making the occasion even more perfect.
Many brides choose to give wedding jewelry to her ladies before the wedding (usually at the rehearsal dinner), so that the bridesmaids have the option of wearing them when they are up at the altar with you.
Candles often are all ready at the front of the altar in many churches.
One or two candelabras are often at the head of the altar.
Large pillar candles may grace the altar as well.
The same swag can be used on a larger scale on altar rails or handrails on altar steps; use it to line a balcony, too.
Arranging winter wedding flowers at the front of the altar.
Memorizing your vows may sound like a great idea, but you may become tongue-tied at the altar.
There will already be a lot of altar decorations around for your ceremony, and you may be able to move these centerpieces to your reception spot with the promise that you'll return them before the next service.
Rather than using garlands of summer or wintery greens, find fall garlands suitable for stringing across balconies, candelabras, banisters and altar rails.
Altar arrangements and candelabra arrangements can also be done that feature fall foliage.
Chances are, you'll want something that falls in between the classifications of casual and formal, and a detailed wedding altar is one way to achieve that perfect ambiance.
Since most beach wedding ceremonies are minimalistic, your altar will set the stage for the rest of the event's theme.
Delicate swags of transparent fabric in your chosen wedding colors can also add to a beach wedding altar.
Your wedding florist can use virtually any color you desire in pew decorations and altar arrangements, wedding reception centerpieces, and bouquets.
Fake snow can be used as an aisle runner or part of a centerpiece, and a holiday hearth backdrop is perfect for the altar or head table.
Use dark blooms accented with bright, splashy autumn colors in centerpieces, as altar decorations, and in displays around the room.
From the time they set a wedding date until the time they walk down the altar, many brides and grooms are extremely busy and rarely have enough extra time to complete independent projects by themselves.
Couples can also recycle many wedding flowers, such as moving altar arrangements from the ceremony to serve as head table decorations at the reception.
Instead of large flower arrangements at the base of the altar, consider using pumpkins in white and orange.
The real question becomes who gets custody of the Buddist altar recently added to Bloom's London home where the couple were so recently reported to practice Nichiren Buddhism?
She leaves her fiancé dentist at the altar and joins the Friends cast at the Central Perk coffee shop in her wedding gown.
While Trish believes in true love, she's not one to rush to the altar.
A painting of Smith decorated the altar.
A Gothic cross was erected at the wedding altar.
Check out the Jimmy Kimmel bio to find out how this former altar boy grew up to be a comedian known for his testosterone driven humor.
When a couple rushes to the altar, chances are good that they'll be rushing to divorce court, too.
While a very small percentage of brides probably leave after making it to the altar, most of them DO stand on their feet all day.
Wilhelmina is having an affair with her bodyguard and just when she gets Bradford to the altar, he has a heart attack.
Getting to the altar isn't easy in the Hansen family.
Will Charlie and Viki make it to the altar and find happiness together?
The season ended with Cristina and Burke ending their relationship at the altar and Meredith choosing to walk away from Derek.
There's nothing like seeing a bride at the altar readjusting her lingerie in front of a teary-eyed crowd.
There is also a pivotal scene where the kindly lion Aslan is sacrificed on an altar before his enemies.
Gabriel's lover and master, the deity Death, materialized beside him at the Oracle's altar in the center of an ancient fortress in the Sanctuary.
She slid the Oracle's book carefully into a satchel and replaced it inside the altar before placing the hourglass in front of him.
Intrigued, Gabriel relented from his stubborn position before the altar.
The last thing she wanted to hear this morning was how poor little Alex had been jilted at the altar.
Years ago he had been jilted at the altar by a girl he thought he loved.
In front of the former, as in front of those of Heracles and Zeus, stood a huge altar for burnt offerings, as long as the facade of the temple itself.
Worthy of special note are canon 33, enjoining celibacy upon all clerics and all who minister at the altar (the most ancient canon of celibacy); canon 36, forbidding pictures in churches; canon 38, permitting lay baptism under certain conditions; and canon 53, forbidding one bishop to restore a person excommunicated by another.
His temptation was removed by the Host beginning to bleed, the blood soaking through the corporal into the marble of the altar.
A huge car drawn by oxen, bearing the standard of the burgh, and carrying an altar with the host, this carroccio, like the ark of the Israelites, formed a rallying point in battle, and reminded the armed artisans that they had a city and a church to fight for.
He became a Salian priest at the age of eight, and soon knew by heart all the forms and liturgical order of the official worship, and even the sacred music. In the earliest statue we have he is a youth offering incense; he is a priest at the sacrificial altar in the latest triumphal reliefs.
Reedwald had been converted to Christianity in Kent, but after his return home he relapsed, according to Bede, owing to the influence of his wife, and there were to be seen in the same building a Christian and a pagan altar.
Finally the body was skinned and cut up and the god's share burned on the altar.
The temple sacrifices were still offered and worshippers were admitted; but John's catapults were busy, and priest and worshippers at the altar were killed, because Eleazar's party occupied the inner courts of the Temple.
This was a candle of very large dimensions, set in a candlestick big enough to hold it, which was usually placed on the north side, just below the first ascent to the high altar.
We learn that the destroying angel was stayed at the threshing-floor of Araunah the Jebusite,' and the spot thus sanctified was made a sanctuary, and commemorated by an altar.
The church is cruciform and the altar stands beneath the eastern lantern arch, a fine rood screen separating off the choir, which was devoted to monastic use, while the nave was kept for the parishioners, in consequence of a dispute between the vicar and the monastery in 1499.
Two fine silver candelabra, the tabernacle and the altar front are of the 17th century; and the treasury also contains some good silver work.
Of the three churches (two Evangelical and one Roman Catholic) the most remarkable is the abbey church (Klosterkirche), a late Gothic building dating from 1465-1496, the choir of which contains beautiful 15th century carved choir-stalls and a fine high altar with a triptych (1496).
The town church (Stadtkirche) also has a fine altar with triptych.
This antiphon received the name either because it was sung on the steps of the altar or while the deacon was mounting the steps of the ambo for the reading or singing of the Gospel.
Alarmed by a hint dropped by Edward, he left England secretly, and in the church of the Friars Minorite at Dumfries on the 10th of -February 1306 met Comyn, whom he slew before the high altar for refusing to join in his plans.
In the Mycenae circle an altar seems to have been erected over the graves, and perhaps slaves were killed to bear the dead chiefs company.
The Mandaean places of worship, being designed only for the priests and their assistants (the worshippers remaining in the forecourt), are excessively small, and very simply furnished; two windows, a door that opens towards the south so that those who enter have their faces turned towards the pole star, a few boards in the corner, and a gabled roof complete the whole structure; there is neither altar nor decoration of any kind.
The body of St Mark formerly rested here, but is now within the high altar.
The Pala d'oro, or retable of the high altar, is one of the chief glories of St Mark's.
This noble pile, with a large and handsome dome, a secondary cupola over the altar, and a striking portal and flight of steps, occupies one of the most conspicuous sites in Venice on the point of land that separates the mouth of the Guidecca from the Grand Canal.
They had their special altar dedicated to the patron of the gild, a private buryingplace, and a room in which they held their chapter.
She had an altar on the Aventine hill, near the gate called after her Lavernalis, and a grove on the Via Salaria.
He rejected the notion that the sacrament of the altar was a constantly renewed sacrifice, and held it to be merely a commemoration of the one sacrifice of Christ.
Here were the altar of Athena Areia and two stones, the Mhos "Tf3pewws, on which the accuser, and the XLOo 'AvatSetas, on which the accused, took their stand.
Beyond the Parthenon, a little to the north-east, was the great altar of Athena, and near it the statue and altar of Zeus Polieus.
At its north-western extremity is a platform of levelled rock which may have supported the altar of Zeus Hypsistus.
The remains of two temples of Dionysus have been found adjoining the stoa of the theatre, and an altar of the same god adorned with masks and festoons; the smaller and earlier temple probably dates from the 6th century B.C., the larger from the end of the 5th or the beginning of the 4th century.
Approaching the abbey he resolved to do as his favourite hero Amadis de Gaul did - keep a vigil all night before the Lady altar and then lay aside his worldly armour to put on that of Christ.
Leaving his mule to the abbey, and giving away his worldly clothes to a beggar, he kept his watch in the church during the night of the 24th-25th of March, and placed on the Lady altar his sword and dagger.
His body lies under the altar in the north transept of the Gesil in Rome.
Antoninus directed that slaves treated with excessive cruelty, who had taken refuge at an altar or imperial image, should be sold; and this provision was extended to cases in which the master had employed a slave in a way degrading to him or beneath his character.
At the same time he was accused of "introducing into the church and service at the altar compositions of psalms and hymns not inspected or authorized by any proper judicature."
His death is, for reasons easily intelligible, nowhere mentioned in the Avesta; in the Shah-Nama he is said to have been murdered at the altar by the Turanians in the storming of Balkh.
Its centre was the holy fire on the altar.
That facing the entrance was the place of greatest honour, where in many instances the remains of a martyr were deposited, whose tomb, according to primitive usage, served as an altar for the celebration of the eucharist.
This to a certain extent is doubtless true, as in the case of the chapel of Santa Priscilla, where the altar or stone coffin of a martyr remains, with a small platform behind it for the priest or bishop to stand upon.
Two of the five compartments are supposed to have been assigned to male, and two to female worshippers, the fifth, at the extremity of the whole, being reserved for the altar and its ministers.
There is no trace of an altar, which may, Marchi thinks, have been portable.
This catacomb contains an unquestionable example of a church, divided into a nave and chancel, with a rude stone altar and bishop's seat behind it.
The owners of adjacent lands assembled at the common boundary stone, and crowned their own side of the stone with garlands; an altar was set up and offerings of cakes, corn, honey and wine were made (later, a lamb or a sucking pig was sacrificed).
In glaring contrast to the bold and simple forms of the architecture, which belongs to the Doric style, were the bronze and marbles and pictures of the high altar, the masterpiece of the Milanese Giacomo Trezzo, almost ruined by the French in 1808.
Directly under the altar is situated the pantheon or royal mausoleum, a richly decorated octagonal chamber with upwards of twenty niches, occupied by black marble urnas or sarcophagi, kept sacred for the dust of kings or mothers of kings.
In the Herbert chapel is a fine altar tomb of two brothers of the family.
The great altar lay to the south of the temple, and a little to the east of it are what appear to be the remains of an earlier altar, built into the corner of a large Square edifice of Roman date, perhaps a house of the priests.
The power to bless in this ecclesiastical sense is reserved to priests alone; the blessing of the paschal candle on Holy Saturday by the deacon being the one exception that proves the rule, for he uses for the purpose grains of incense previously blessed by the priest at the altar.
The 12th-century altar front of the latter in silver is fine.
A well-preserved gateway of red sandstone and portions of two towers of the castle are included in the buildings of the present gaol, and the old parish church of St Peter contains some interesting monuments, amongst them being the altar tomb (of the 6th century) of Sir Rhys ap Thomas, K.G., and his wife, which was removed hither for safety at the Reformation from the desecrated church of the neighbouring Priory of St John.
The second group represents, first, the birth of Mithras; then the god nude, cutting fruit and leaves from a fig-tree in which is the bust of a deity, and before which one of the winds is blowing upon Mithras; the god discharging an arrow against a rock from which springs a fountain whose water a figure is kneeling to receive in his palms; the bull in a small boat, near which again occurs the figure of the animal under a roof about to be set on fire by two figures; the bull in flight, with Mithras in pursuit; Mithras bearing the bull on his shoulders; Helios kneeling before Mithras; Helios and Mithras clasping hands over an altar; Mithras with drawn bow on a running horse; Mithras and Helios banqueting; Mithras and Helios mounting the chariot of the latter and rising in full course over the ocean.
Besides the administration of sacraments and the celebration of offices on special occasions, the priest kept alight the eternal fire on the altar, addressed prayers to the Sun at dawn, midday and twilight, turning towards east, south and west respectively.
On Easter day an altar was erected, mass celebrated in presence of the natives, the country declared an apanage of Portugal, and a stone cross erected in commemoration of the event.
A plain slab still marks the place of his tomb, before the high altar; but his bones were scattered by the Huguenots in 1562.
The growth of sacerdotal theories, which were fully developed in Cyprian's time, fixed attention on the bishop as a sacrificing priest, and on the deacon 3 as his assistant at the altar.
In front of this temple stood a sacrificial altar as long as the temple itself.
In front of the bestpreserved obelisk is a raised altar with holes sunk in it apparently to receive the blood of the sacrifice to the ancestors.
It was instituted in 165 B.C. in commemoration of, and thanksgiving for, the purification of the temple at Jerusalem on this day by Judas Maccabaeus after its pollution by Antiochus Epiphanes, king of Syria, who in 168 B.C. set up a pagan altar to Zeus Olympius.
The house consists principally of one large room opening on the front verandah and containing the altar of the family's ancestors, a table in the centre and couches placed against the wall.
To the west of the amphitheatre is the foundation of the great altar erected by Hiero II.
It grows on the four-horned altar before the house, or in a pot placed in one of the front windows, and is worshipped every morning by all the female members of every Hindu household.
When they came into a hot climate the fire of the sacrifices and domestic cookery was removed out of the house; but the dead were probably still for a while buried in or near it, and the tulsi was planted over their graves, at once for the salubrious fragrance it diffuses and to represent the burning of incense on the altar of the family Lar.
On high festivals the altar is censed at vespers and lauds.
The Hereford missal gives no direction for censing the altar at that time.
The middle of the altar was censed, according to Sarum, Bangor and Hereford, before the reading of the Gospel.
In the Sarum and Bangor, the priest censed the oblations after offering them; then the space between himself and the altar.
He was then, at Sarum, censed by the deacon, and an acolyte censed the choir; at Bangor the Sinistrum Cornu of the altar and the relics were censed instead.
It is also suggested that the capella was simply the tent or canopy which the French kings erected over the altar in the field for the worship of the soldiers.
Fragments of a fine octagonal altar, probably belonging to the temple, were found.
A statute of 1553 made the breaking or defacing of an altar, crucifix or cross in any church, chapel or churchyard punishable with three months' imprisonment on conviction before two justices, the imprisonment to be continued unless the offender entered into surety for good behaviour at quarter sessions.
The qanki, or sanctuary, is divided from the nave, by a solid wall, pierced by a single doorway; it contains the altar, or madhb'kha (literary, the sacrificing place), and may be entered only by persons in holy orders who are fasting.
Yahweh leads Israel through the desert in a pillar of cloud and fire; he kindles Elijah's altar by lightning, and translates the prophet in a chariot of fire.
In vain Savonarola besought them to lay down their arms. When the church was finally stormed Savonarola was seen praying at the altar, and Fra Domenico, armed with an enormous candlestick, guarding him from the blows of the mob.
As a memorial of the miraculous interference, the Byzantines erected an altar to Torch-bearing Hecate, and stamped a crescent on their coins, a device which is retained by the Turks to this day.
Of this union no more need be said than was recorded long afterwards by the poet himself, "The peace of God came into my life before the altar when I wedded her."
Pope Lucius III., who held a council at Verona in 1184, is buried in the cathedral, under the pavement before the high altar.
This capacity, coupled with readiness to sacrifice life at any moment on the altar of country, fief or honor, made a remarkably heroic character.
Whatever may be said of the upper class, it is probably true that the average Japanese will not sacrifice expediency on the altar of truth.
In temples of the best class the floor of the gallery and of the central portion of the main building from entrance to altar are richly lacquered; in those of inferior class they are merely polished by continued rubbing.
The highly finished monoliths are all representations of a many-storeyed castle, with an altar at the base of each.
The church of Notre-Dame, built during the English occupancy of Calais, has a fine high altar of the 17th century; its lofty tower serves as a landmark for sailors.
The rest of the edifice was in the baroque style; the high altar (containing the supposed letter of the Virgin Mary to the people of Messina), richly decorated with marbles, lapis lazuli, &c., was begun in 1628 and completed in 1726.
The ground round it has been left rough like the space on the Acropolis at Athens identified as the ancient altar of Athena.
After rounding the east end of the terrace wall, the Sacred Way turns northward, leaving the Great Altar, dedicated by the Chians, on the left.
After passing the altar, it turns to the left again at right angles, and so enters the space in front of the temple.
The abbey, though greatly mutilated, is full of interesting details, and includes a lofty tower, a marble screen, a chapter-house, a notable east window, several fine tombs and an altar of St Francis.
It has been greatly strengthened by the discovery of a MS. which was presented by Bishop Leidrad of Lyons with an autograph inscription to the altar of St Stephen in'that town;some time before 814.
An altar surmounted by a bronze statue of the saint has also been erected among the ruins.
The altar of burnt-offering was set up, and in the second year of the return the foundations of the new temple were laid with great solemnity (iii.).
Charles then named his remaining son Louis as his successor; and at his father's command Louis took the crown from the altar and placed it upon his own head.
In medieval architecture the term is applied on the European continent to that portion of a chancel, which, enclosed with a railing or balustrade in front of the altar, is devoted to the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; this in England is generally known as the presbytery.
Philip had also reported the king's anxiety for instruction in Catholic discipline and for reconciliation with the apostolic see in regard to all discrepancies, and his desire to have a church in Rome and an altar at Jerusalem.
It must have been a real king who professed to desire reconciliation with the Catholic Church and the assignation of a church at Rome and of an altar at Jerusalem.
Moreover, we know that the Ethiopic Church did long possess a chapel and altar in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and, though we have been unable to find travellers' testimony to this older than about 1497, it is quite possible that the appropriation may have originated much earlier.(fn 5) We know from Marco Polo that about a century after the date of Pope Alexander's epistle a mission was sent by the king of Abyssinia to Jerusalem to make offerings on his part at the Church of the Sepulchre.
By later Judaism, which fixed its attention chiefly on the altar scene, he was regarded as the pattern and prototype of all martyrs.
He was buried beneath the altar of his church on the 3rd of March 1633.
At the federation festival of the 14th of July 1790 (the "Feast of Pikes") he officiated at the altar reared in the middle of the Champ de Mars.
In his Summa he declares that as there are seven chief sins, either original or of act, so there must be seven sacraments to remedy them; but he only enumerates six, namely baptism and the sacraments of confirmation, of the altar, of penance, last unction and matrimony.
This made it clear that the communion was no longer to be regarded as a propitiatory sacrifice, the names " Holy Communion " and " Lord's Supper " being definitively substituted for " Mass " (q.v.), while the word " altar " was replaced by " table."
Its general plan is that of a Greek cross, with two great naves and three aisles, twenty side-chapels and a magnificent high altar supported by marble columns and surrounded by a tumbago balustrade with sixty-two tumbago statues carrying elaborate candelabra made from a rich alloy of gold, silver and copper.