Altar sentence example

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  • Her gaze went to the altar, and she shivered.
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  • She rose to keep the altar between them.
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  • The altar in the center was empty while seven statues kept watch over it.
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  • Tessa was the girl who left him standing at the altar once.
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  • The marble screens of the altar are wonderfully finely carved.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The Dominican church, a Gothic building of the 13th century, but practically rebuilt after a fire in 1850; the Franciscan church, also of the 13th century, also much modernized; the church of St Florian of the 12th century, rebuilt in 1768, which contains the late-Gothic altar by Veit Stoss, executed in 1518, during his last sojourn in Cracow; the church of St Peter, with a colossal dome, built in 1597, after the model of that of St Peter at Rome, and the beautiful Augustinian church in the suburb of Kazimierz, are all worth mentioning.
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  • The high altar (A) stands immediately to the east of the transept, or ritual choir; the altar of St Paul (B) in the eastern, and that of St Peter (C) in the western apse.
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  • Even at the present day, in spite of a decree of the Congregation of Rites (27th of May 1697) ordering it to be placed over all altars, it is - even at Rome itself - usually only found over the high altar and the altar of the Blessed Sacrament.
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  • In a vault where more than one martyr was buried an altar might be erected for each.
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  • Where there is in a cathedral or church more than one altar, the principal one is called a " high altar."
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  • Where there is a second high altar, it is generally at the end of the choir or chancel.
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  • Beside the altar was a drain (piscina) for pouring away the water in which the communion vessels were rinsed.
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  • This seems originally to have been under the altar, as it is still in the Eastern Church.
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  • A similar panel of needlework (the dossal) is suspended behind the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • In the modern Latin Church almost every large church contains several altars - dedicated to certain saints, in private side chapels, established for masses for the repose of the founder's soul, &c. Archbishop Wulfred in 816 ordered that beside every altar there should be an inscription recording its dedication.
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  • This had developed by the 14th or 15th century into a cerecloth, or waxed cloth, on the table itself; and three linen coverings one above the other, two of about the size of the table and one rather wider than the altar, and long enough to hang down at each end.
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  • They are consecrated and marked with the five incised crosses in the same way as the fixed altar, but they may be placed upon a support of any suitable material, whether wood or stone.
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  • For this they erected to him a sanctuary or altar near the Ilissus, and held a festival (Boreasmos) in his honour.
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  • Then came another similar, but smaller propylaeum, and opposite to that was the entrance to the great court (auXi 7), nearly 53 by 70 ft., in which stands an altar or pit of sacrifice, in a position similar to that occupied by the altar of Zeus Herceus in the later Greek house.
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  • A space apparently partitioned off contained figures of Thor or Frey and perhaps other gods, together with an altar on which burned a perpetual fire.
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  • Throughout Europe the governing classes regarded this "union of throne and altar" as axiomatic.
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  • More weighty was the Du Pape of Joseph de Maistre (1819), closely reasoned and fortified with a wealth of learning, which had an enormous influence upon all those who thought that they saw in the union of " altar and throne " the palladium of society.
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  • So far as politics are concerned this sentiment was practically confined to certain classes, which saw their traditional advantages threatened by the revolutionary tendencies of the times; and the alliance between the throne and the altar, by confusing the interests of the papacy with those of political parties, tended - as Leo XIII.
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  • Near by are the substructions of a temple of Dionysus and a large altar, and also a gymnasium with arrangements for bathing.
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  • The generally accepted theory is that it was a pagan altar which some hermit afterwards converted into a cell.
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  • 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.
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  • The religious associations of the place date from the prehistoric age, when, before the states of Elis and Pisa had been founded, there was a centre of worship in this valley which is attested by early votive offerings found beneath the Heraeum and an altar near it.
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  • An altar found (in situ) on the south side of the circular enclosure shows by an inscription that this was the Heroum, where worship of the heroes was practised down to a late period.
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  • The steps by which the priests mounted the altar seem to have been at north and south.
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  • The Pelopium, to the west of the Altar of Zeus, was a small precinct in which sacrifices were offered to the hero Pelops.
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  • The Agora was the name given to that part of the Altis which had the Porch of Echo on the east, the Altar of Zeus on the west, the Metroum on the north, and the precinct of the Temple of Zeus on the south-west.
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  • And when it was considered that he had made sufficient advancement in his military accomplishments, he took his sword to the priest, who laid it on the altar, blessed it, and returned it to him.4 Afterwards he either remained with his early master, relegating most of his domestic duties to his younger companions, or he entered the service of some valiant and adventurous lord or 1 Sainte Palaye, Memoires, i.
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  • When this was done they all went to the chapel with much music, and the new knight laying his right hand on the altar promised to support and defend the church, and ungirding his sword offered it on the altar.
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  • Schrader that the form HEpcEpEES requires a passive meaning, "those who are carried round the altar," perhaps dancers like the whirling dervishes; distinguishing them from the Hyperboreans, he explains the latter as those who live "above the mountains," that is, in heaven.
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  • In some churches, during the middle ages, an image of Christ was raised from the altar through a hole in the roof, through which a burning straw figure representing Satan was immediately thrown down.
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  • Some 16th-century brasses, an altar tomb and a piscina were removed hither from the old church.
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  • Translations took place in the 9th, 15th and 17th centuries, and the remains now rest beneath the altar in the chapel of Clement VIII.
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  • The altar and officiating clergy are draped in black, this being the only day on which that colour is permitted.
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  • The priest merely places the Sacrament on the altar, censes it, elevates and breaks the host, and communicates, the prayers and responses interspersed being peculiar to the day.
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  • This again is followed by vespers, with a special anthem; after which the altar is stripped in silence.
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  • In Lutheran churches the organ is silent on this day, and altar, font and pulpit are draped in black, as indeed throughout Holy Week.
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  • The lower part of the altar is composed of Italian marble, with a representation of Christ's sufferings in the garden of Gethsemane; and the organ is considered the finest in Copenhagen.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Of the choir only the foundations remain to indicate its extent; at the east end stood the high altar before which Robert III.
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  • He died on the 3rd of February 1399, and was buried at St Paul's near the high altar.
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  • All Israel is represented symbolically in the twelve stones with which he built the altar; and the water which he poured upon the sacrifice and into the surrounding trench was apparently designed to prevent the suspicion of fraud!
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  • His altar and threshing-floor were shown on the Rarian plain near Eleusis; hence he is sometimes called the son of Rarus.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The iconostasis or imagebearer has generally three doors, one on each side of the central door, beyond which is the principal altar.
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  • In 1857 a votive altar dedicated to Jupiter, Mars and Mercury was unearthed, and is now in the Provincial Museum at Bonn.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • A large altar stood before the west front.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • In historical times this dance was still danced by the Delians round a horned altar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Altar has shown no signs of activity since the discovery of America.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • It is a very sumptuous work, the front of the altar being entirely of gold, with repousse reliefs and cloisonné enamels; the back and ends are of silver, with gold ornaments.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • He died at Aberdeen, and was buried before the high altar at King's College, beside the tomb of his patron Bishop Elphinstone.
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  • At Athens, Asklepios Amynos had a sanctuary with altar and well, and among the votive offerings have been discovered models of snakes.'
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • In front of the altar hangs a curious piece of wood-carving by Veit Stoss, representing the Salutation.
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  • The Tuchersche altar, with its winged picture, is one of the finest works of the Nuremberg school about the middle of the 15th century.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • She was worshipped as Ancharia at Faesulae, where an altar belonging to her has been recently discovered.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The ceremony terminates with the appearance of the glory of Yahweh, accompanied by a fire which consumes the sacrifices on the altar.
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  • He also killed the king's commissioner and pulled down the altar.
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  • These were recognized as probably parts of the Great Altar of Zeus erected by Eumenes II.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • At the north end was the famous altar, built out of the horns of the victims, which was sometimes reckoned among the seven wonders of the world.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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."
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • The seals of deceased bishops or abbots were solemnly broken in presence of the chapter or before the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • The term sarcophagus is sometimes applied also to an altar tomb.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Papirius Cursor in 272, in early times wrongly identified with the altar in the circus.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Every Uniat and Catholic priest was hung up before his own altar, along with a Jew and a hog.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • This altar was in the centre of the court of the tabernacle, of acacia wood, 3 cubits high and 5 square.
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  • The altar of the Solomonic temple is on similar lines, but much larger.
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  • 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.
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  • In Herod's temple the altar was again built after the same model.
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  • The second altar was the altar of incense, which was in the holy place of the tabernacle.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • He had just passed the altar of the god, when he fell, and with a groan gave up the ghost (October 322 B.C.).
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  • Ye have preached against the sacrament of the altar and the saints, and will make us worse than Jews..
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  • It was not given by the king, but was laid on the altar at Canterbury, whence Anselm took it.
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  • 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."
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  • Ai, near Bethel, is taken after a temporary repulse, and Joshua proceeds to erect an altar upon Mt Ebal (north of Shechem).
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  • 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.'
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  • I will not call upon the people to succour me; I will die at the foot of the altar rather than desert it.
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  • 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.
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  • On his return, bringing with him privileges for his monastery and a magnificent altar, he received a popular ovation.
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  • There was a second chapel of Semo Sancus on the island in the Tiber with an altar, the inscription on which led Christian writers (Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Eusebius) to confuse him with Simon Magus, and to infer that the latter was worshipped at Rome as a god.
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  • On the left returning wall is a train of priestly attendants headed by the chief priest and priestess (the latter carrying a lituus), clad in the dress of the deities they serve and facing an altar, behind which is an image of a bull on a pedestal (representing the god); then comes an attendant leading a goat and three rams for sacrifice, followed by more priests with litui or musical instruments, after whom comes a bull bearing on his back the sacred cista (?).
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  • Where the altar would've been were two long buffet tables lined with weapons.
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  • Gabriel returned to the Sanctuary in the Caribbean and paced in front of the hourglass perched on the altar.
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  • Rhyn.s eyes lingered on the body on the altar before he took in the seven statues of descending size surrounding the altar.
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  • There is a fine 15th century brass cross under the high altar and further portions of a brass monument in the nave aisle.
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  • Each unit would erect a new altar to the deity on the edge of the parade ground.
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  • A stained glass window, left, depicts poets and musicians, and there is a carved wood altar and mosaic screen.
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  • In many villages they were also used to decorate the altar of the church at Eastertime.
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  • In the courtyard stood the sacrificial altar, which had statues on either side.
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  • Philo explains that the offerings of frankincense laid on the golden altar in the Inner Temple were more holy than the blood offered outside.
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  • Three steps up to altar with altar rails on second step.
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  • An image niche containing a modern madonna marks the site of a chantry altar for the guild of St Mary.
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  • I'le rather quench the flames of my desire, Then at thine altar languish and expire.
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  • The nave altar is just visible on the far right.
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  • A 3rd century Roman pagan altar was also recently found on the site.
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  • They came in and stood beside the bronze altar.
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  • Lochner painted the altarpiece circa 1445 for the high altar of Cologne Cathedral.
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  • Beyond, the three-sided altar rails are almost ghost-like, the oak is so silvered.
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  • The altar rails have twisted balusters of late seventeenth-century date, and the altar table belongs to the earlier part of the same century.
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  • For the first time the new garden altar was used for giving benediction to the all those assembled in the Shrine gardens.
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  • The beautifully turned wooden altar candlesticks were also created by Malcolm and presented to the Church.
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  • Heavy altar candlesticks of good design, which had been given in 1926 by the Revd.
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  • Four or five priests and as many choristers were singing Miserere before the high altar when I went in.
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  • The crown and the container of holy chrism sit nearby on an altar, ready to be used.
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  • The altar's wooden crucifix with brass figure is now in the sacristy.
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  • At the east end is an altar on a raised wooden dais.
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  • Wooden block floor with altar raised on a small dais; standard wall finish.
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  • Ah, where are the old dears who smelled of lavender and gave small altar boys stripy mints they couldn't crunch!
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  • The altar is thus denominated because the sacrifices were termed, as also Christ whom these typified, God's bread.
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  • The verger he suggests was seen as responsible for changing altar frontals and dusting and cleaning the church.
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  • Verse 7. " And thou shalt set the laver between the tent of the congregation and the altar, and shall put water therein.
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  • The prescription in Leviticus could not have meant the animals were killed beside the altar then manhandled on to it for burning.
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  • It is probably part of the medieval altar Mensa, broken up at the Reformation.
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  • The reredos, altar rails, and pulpit are of modern carved oak, and were erected by subscription in 1878.
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  • Pulpit and altar rails have C18 carved panels said to have come " from a college chapel " .
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  • Others include a guild altar piscina in the nave, and some woodwork in the chancel - nothing substantial, but lovingly preserved.
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  • The high altar still retains the original piscina - or, at least, it might be from this church originally.
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  • At the east end of the north aisle is a chapel separated from it by wrought iron altar rails.
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  • The Sanctuary The wooden panel which originally stood behind the main altar presently forms the reredos to the altar in the south aisle.
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  • Some of the chapel stonework including the Italian marble altar reredos more than likely came from the Cistercian Abbey at Llantarnam.
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  • Also the whole altar that belonged to the inner sanctuary he overlaid with gold.
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  • Verses 6, 7. " And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay THEM with brass.
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  • Ah, but I am but a humble supplicant at the altar of democracy, eh Polly?
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  • We entered the quiet and humble temple; the priest waited in his white surplice at the lowly altar, the clerk beside him.
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  • The altar is to be a table to carry forward the meal symbolism of the eucharist.
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  • Below Col. Fane's monument is an ancient altar tomb, without any inscription or arms, under a Gothic canopy.
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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  • 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).
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • In the Reformed (Calvinistic) Churches altar lights were, with the rest, done away with entirely as popish and superstitious.
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  • 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.
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  • More ancient evidence is supplied by an inscription found at Aquinum, recording, so far as it has been deciphered, the dedication of an altar to Ceres by a Iunius Iuvenalis, tribune of the first cohort of Dalmatians, duumvir quinquennalis, and flamen Divi Vespasiani, a provincial magistrate whose functions corresponded to those of the censor at Rome.
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  • To celebrate the great achievement of his reign, the defeat of the barbarian Gauls, he built in the agora a vast altar to Zeus Soter (see below).
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  • Yet it is in this religion of Zeus that we see most clearly the achievement of progressive morality; Zeus himself punishes and abolishes the savage practice; the story related by Plutarch, 2 how a kid was substituted miraculously for Helen when she was led to the altar to be offered, is a remarkably close parallel to the biblical legend of Abraham's sacrifice of Isaac.
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  • Beneath the high altar is a subterranean chapel containing the tomb of St Januarius (San Gennaro), the patron saint of the city; in the right aisle there is a chapel (Cappella del Tesoro) built between 1608 and 1637 in popular recognition of his having saved Naples in 1527 " from famine, war, plague and the fire of Vesuvius "; and in a silver tabernacle behind the high altar of this chapel are preserved the two phials partially filled with his blood, the periodical liquefaction of which forms a prominent feature in the religious life of the city.
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  • The ox was driven forward to the altar, on which grain was spread, by members of the family of the Kentriadae (from ithi rpov, a goad), on whom this duty devolved hereditarily.
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  • At the east end are further, modern benches set at right-angles to the altar and raised on a wooden plinth.
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  • These are housed in a pair of ancient silver reliquaries, kept in a tomb near the altar.
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  • Behind the altar is a reredos with three painted panels showing the Last Supper.
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  • The rosebud on the altar this morning is to announce the birth of David, the sin of Rev. and Mrs. Adams.
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  • I wo n't let quality be sacrificed on the altar of expediency.
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  • They are a reminder that it is not safe to assume these boards were always moved by the Victorians from beside the altar.
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  • Prayer areas At each side of the altar are secluded prayer areas.
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  • Men would fall over the house, like the slain in battle, or rush for the altar en masse, to seek God.
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  • You say, Well now, why the blood sprinkled on the altar?
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  • Antiochus 's soldiers brought a statue of Zeus into the Temple in Jerusalem and built an altar in honor of this god.
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  • Verses 6, 7. And thou shalt make staves for the altar, staves of shittim wood, and overlay THEM with brass.
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  • Therefore, he who swears by the altar swears by it and by everything on it.
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  • It is hewn from pure white Pentelic and the Cardinal faces the altar, his head resting on a pair of tasseled cushions.
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  • They were instrumental in the ceremonies, tending the altar fires, and offering prayers to Mithra at dawn, noon and dusk.
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  • Below Col. Fane 's monument is an ancient altar tomb, without any inscription or arms, under a Gothic canopy.
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  • A vodou altar contains much complicated and changing imagery and symbolism.
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  • The beautiful cathedral has a wide center aisle that leads to the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • Line the aisle with pots of red and white poinsettias and place several at the altar as well.
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  • I had instructed the DJ to fade the song out after I had walked down the aisle and reached the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Candles often are all ready at the front of the altar in many churches.
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  • One or two candelabras are often at the head of the altar.
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  • Large pillar candles may grace the altar as well.
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  • 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.
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  • Arranging winter wedding flowers at the front of the altar.
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  • Memorizing your vows may sound like a great idea, but you may become tongue-tied at the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • Rather than using garlands of summer or wintery greens, find fall garlands suitable for stringing across balconies, candelabras, banisters and altar rails.
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  • Altar arrangements and candelabra arrangements can also be done that feature fall foliage.
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  • 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.
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  • Since most beach wedding ceremonies are minimalistic, your altar will set the stage for the rest of the event's theme.
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  • Delicate swags of transparent fabric in your chosen wedding colors can also add to a beach wedding altar.
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  • Your wedding florist can use virtually any color you desire in pew decorations and altar arrangements, wedding reception centerpieces, and bouquets.
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  • 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.
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  • Use dark blooms accented with bright, splashy autumn colors in centerpieces, as altar decorations, and in displays around the room.
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  • 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.
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  • Couples can also recycle many wedding flowers, such as moving altar arrangements from the ceremony to serve as head table decorations at the reception.
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  • Instead of large flower arrangements at the base of the altar, consider using pumpkins in white and orange.
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  • 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?
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  • She leaves her fiancé dentist at the altar and joins the Friends cast at the Central Perk coffee shop in her wedding gown.
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  • While Trish believes in true love, she's not one to rush to the altar.
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  • A painting of Smith decorated the altar.
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  • A Gothic cross was erected at the wedding altar.
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  • 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.
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  • When a couple rushes to the altar, chances are good that they'll be rushing to divorce court, too.
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  • 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.
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  • Wilhelmina is having an affair with her bodyguard and just when she gets Bradford to the altar, he has a heart attack.
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  • Getting to the altar isn't easy in the Hansen family.
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  • Will Charlie and Viki make it to the altar and find happiness together?
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  • The season ended with Cristina and Burke ending their relationship at the altar and Meredith choosing to walk away from Derek.
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  • There's nothing like seeing a bride at the altar readjusting her lingerie in front of a teary-eyed crowd.
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  • There is also a pivotal scene where the kindly lion Aslan is sacrificed on an altar before his enemies.
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  • 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.
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  • She slid the Oracle's book carefully into a satchel and replaced it inside the altar before placing the hourglass in front of him.
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  • Intrigued, Gabriel relented from his stubborn position before the altar.
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  • The last thing she wanted to hear this morning was how poor little Alex had been jilted at the altar.
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  • Years ago he had been jilted at the altar by a girl he thought he loved.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • His temptation was removed by the Host beginning to bleed, the blood soaking through the corporal into the marble of the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Finally the body was skinned and cut up and the god's share burned on the altar.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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