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What is an altar cloth?

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2013-02-24 23:19:31
2013-02-24 23:19:31

It is a cloth placed on an altar.

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A cloth that covers the top of the altar.

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An antependium is a screen in front of an altar, or an altar cloth.

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No, the altar linen must always be white. Violet can be used for hangings on the front of the altar or sides, but the top cloth must always be white linen.

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The "altar stone" is the true altar. The rest of the "altar" is not strictly speaking an altar, but the support for the altar. The altar stone usually has the relics of saints contained within it, and it should be covered with three clothes, although nowadays, many places dispense with the lower two. Symbolically, the linen cloth (the topmost cloth that covers the altar) signifies the linen in which the dead body of Our Lord was wrapped.

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.Catholic AnswerLinen clothes used at the altar.

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A pall is a type of fine cloth, especially purple cloth used for robes, or used on the altar within a church.

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You are probably talking about the altar, which would be covered with an altar cloth. If you are speaking of the credence table, then it would just be covered with a cloth, which would just be known as a cloth or a tablecloth, I suppose, although I have never heard that particular word used.

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.Catholic AnswerOutside of Mass, only an altar cloth (should be linen) may be on the altar. When Mass begins, they may put the book of the Gospels on it. At the Offertory, they spread a corporal in the center, on which they may put the gifts (the Gospels have come off when the Gospel is read). After Holy Communion, everything must be removed, and only the altar cloth remains. If the candles are not near the altar, they may be on it.

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The current rubrics in place in 2013 according to the latest General Instruction on the Roman Missal do not allow anything ON the altar, flowers, candles, etc. are to be placed near the altar not on it. The only thing that should be on the altar at the start of Mass is the altar cloth.

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Yes. Though most people would say that using a white (a neutral color) alter cloth would be best if you don't have the "proper" color. I personally believe that it doesn't matters what color the alter cloth is, it's more about the intentions behind your spell/ceremony/etc. that matters.

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Tha main altar cloth is not stripped except onGood Friday, to commemorate Jesus death. On other days ,the altar vessels and corporal ( small cloth used to catch any consecrated bread flakes) are always removed after Mass to purify vessels and take care of corporal if needed. Tha altar is consecrated and should be bare except when priest is celebrating the Eucharist. The book of gospels can be on the altar before that, since it is the Word of God.

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Roman Catholic AnswerOutside of Mass, nothing is on an altar but a linen cloth and a dust cloth, perhaps. For Mass, there must be a white linen cloth. There should be a Crucifix and candles NEAR the altar, and on some they may be on it, but not necessarily. At the Offertory, during the middle of Mass, a corporal is put on the altar to catch any crumbs that may fall from the Host. A Sacramentary or Missal will be placed to the left of the corporal. Then the priest takes the paten with the Host, offers it to God and places the Paten on the altar. He does the same with the Chalice. So for the rest of Mass there will be a Missalor Sacramentary (the book), and a Paten and Chaliceresting on a Corporal, on the altar. These will all be cleared off after Holy Communion.

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will alter is a high table which is usually located at the front of the church and they keep the bible on it This is someone different answering An alter is usually covered with an altar cloth and has candles on it

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Here's a list of what is on the Altar for the Liturgy of the Eucharist: Altar Cloth Beeswax candles Paten {gold plate for the host (bread)} Chalice (gold cup for the wine) Coporal Purificator (cloth for wiping the chalice) Sacramentary (book of prayers and blessings for the Mass) Small crucifix Hosts in vessels Wine in a cruet Water in a cruet

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The priest wears red because that is the color that is called for on Palm Sunday, thus the altar should be red as well.

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Well, collectively, "altar cloth".In the Roman rite, three altar cloths are used along with a thicker layer.At the bottom we have the cere cloth: a piece of heavy linen treated with wax, to protect the altar linens from the dampness of a stone altar, and also to prevent the altar from being stained by any wine that may be spilled. Exactly the same size as the mensa' (the flat rectangular top of the altar).Above this, two linen cloths made of heavy linen exactly the same size as the mensa of the altar. They act as a cushion and, with the cere cloth, prevent the altar from being dented by heavy vases or communion vessels placed on top.The topmost cloth is the fair linen, a long white linen cloth laid over the two linen cloths. It has the same depth as the mensa of the altar, but is longer, generally hanging over the edges to within a few inches of the floor or, according to some authorities, it should hang 18 inches over the ends of the mensa. On an altar consisting of the mensa resting on columns or made after the fashion of a tomb the topmost linen did not have to overhang the edges at the sides. It could be trimmed with lace on the ends and could be ornamented with figures of chalices, hosts and the like. Five small crosses might be embroidered on the fair linen - one to fall at each corner of the mensa, and one in the middle of the front edge. These symbolised the five wounds of Jesus. The fair linen would be left on the altar at all times. When removed for replacement, it would be rolled, not folded. It symbolized the shroud in which Jesus was wrapped for burial.Finally, when the altar is not in use, a coverlet of the same heavy linen, and of the same length and width as the fair linen, is left on the altar to protect from dust and debris.

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An altar is actually called "the altar", although if there are many altars in a Church, they may be called by a specific name, like the main altar, the high altar, the side altar, the Blessed Virgin Mary altar, the altar of repose, the Blessed Sacrament altar, the St. Joseph altar, etc.

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Roman Catholic AnswerAn altar, a linen altar cloth, a corporal, a gold paten, a ciborium, wheat hosts, water, grape wine, gold chalice, a Sacramentary or Missal, candles, a Crucifix, a lavabo, vestments, a priest or bishop, the faithful.

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According to the General Instruction of the Roman Missal, n.268, "At least one cloth should be placed on the altar out of reverence for the celebration of the memorial of the Lord and the banquet that gives us his body and blood. The shape, size, and decoration of the altar cloth should be in keeping with the design of the altar." While the color is not mentioned, the traditional color has been white as a sign of the faithful's purity and devotion "For the fine linen are the justifications of saints" (Apoc., xix, 8), as a memory of the shroud, and as a sign God's faithful who surround Christ. White is also the easiest color to clean.

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In the Catholic Church, and in Protestant Churches that derive their rituals from the Catholic Church, paraments are not used at all on Good Friday. A parament, which is sometimes called an antependium, is the relatively heavily decorated hanging or tapestry for the front of the altar table. It conceals the front of the altar from the top to the floor, and from the left edge to the right edge. A parament is optional, unlike the mandatory altar cloth or cloths that cover the top surface. If used, paraments should match the liturgical color of the priest's vestments, and this would suggest that the parament should match the black or red vestments worn by the priest on Good Friday, however paraments should not be used on Good Friday. The altars are completely stripped after the Mass of the Last Supper, on the evening of Holy Thursday. The altar remains bare for most of the Good Friday afternoon service. At the end of the Good Friday service, before Holy Communion is to be distributed, a single, plain, usually white altar cloth is spread on the top of the altar table. The decorative parament or antependium is not permitted or used. Indeed, the only cloths used at the altar at this point are the single altar cloth, and a corporal about eighteen inches square, upon which the ciborium containing the Eucharist is placed.

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An altar poem is a visual poem in the shape of an altar or a cross.

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Here are some sentences.The priest lit the candles on the altar.The altar boys tidied up the church after the service.

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im assuming starting at lvl 1 and using a gilded alter with both burnersNumberNameLvlXP248,275Big Bones (Altar)152.5165,622Zogre Bones (Altar)178.7124,138Baby Dragon Bones (Altar)110574,483Wyvern Bones (Altar)117551,724Dragon Bones (Altar)125244,335Fayrg Bones (Altar)129438,793Raurg Bones (Altar)133629,793Dagannoth Bones (Altar)1437.526,601Ourg Bones (Altar)1490


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