ALTAR

A raised platform where offerings or sacrifices are made; the Communion table.

Altar

An area, usually a small table or other flat surface, that Witches and magicians use for worship & magickal workings. Many witches use wood that appropriately corresponds to strong energy conduction or protection, such as Oak, Birch or Ash. Stone is also often used though metal is usually avoided.

Altar

[Bible] Altars (מזבח, mizbe`ah, `a place of slaughter or sacrifice`) in the Hebrew Bible were typically made of earth ({bibleverse||Exodus|20:24|KJV}) or unwrought stone ({bibleverse-nb||Exodus|20:25|KJV}). Altars were generally erected in conspicuous places ({bibleverse||Genesis|22:9|KJV}; {bibleverse||Ezekiel|6:3|KJV}; {bibleverse|2|K...
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Altar

[Catholicism] In the liturgy of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church, the altar is the table on which the Sacrifice of the Mass is offered. Mass may sometimes be celebrated outside a sacred place, but traditionally never without an altar, or at least an altar stone until recent changes, a corporal now being sufficient. ==Precedent== In ecc...
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altar

In the Roman Church, a table at which the celebration of the Eucharist takes place. It is placed in the most prominent place in the church, usually at the east end, in the choir or sanctuary, facing the main entrance to the church.
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Altar

the holiest part of a church. In the medieval period the altar was a table or rectangular slab made of stone or marble, often set upon a raised step. After the Reformation the stone altars were replaced by wooden communion tables.
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altar

[n] - the table in Christian churches where communion is given 2. [n] - a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
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altar

Table (usually of stone) on which sacrifice is offered; in Christian churches, the table where the Eucharist is performed. Early sacrificial hearths have been excavated in Palestine. Later there...
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Altar

An altar is a small structure at which religious ceremonies are performed. Roman altars were stone with an inscription to a god and some ornamentation. These were often painted. It is believed that small sacrifices or offerings took place on them. Many have been found along Hadrian's Wall in temples connected with forts, whilst a few have been foun...
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Altar

Originally a stone table or block containing relics, consecrated for the celebration of the Eucharist. Nowadays most altars are simply wooden tables.
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Altar

originally a structure on which offerings to a god were placed, often for sacrifice. In the Christian Church, the altar is often in the form of a stone table, can be elaborately carved, and containing relics.
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Altar

A structure on which to place or sacrifice offerings to a deity. In a Christian church the altar is usually a stone table or slab on supports, on which the celebration of the sacrament takes place. It is placed in the most prominent place in a church, usually at the eastern end of the nave.
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Altar

The ceremonial table at which the Eucharist (Mass, Holy Communion) is celebrated. May be made of wood or stone.
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Altar

A table, usually in the sanctuary, on which the bread and wine used in the Communion service are consecrated.
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Altar

Al'tar noun [ Middle English alter , auter , autier , from Latin altare , plural altaria , altar, probably from altus high: confer Old French alter , autier , French autel . Confer Altitude .] 1. A raised structure (as ...
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altar

1. A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity. 'Noah builded an altar unto the Lord.' (Gen. Viii. 20) ... 2. In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table. ... Altar is muc...
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altar

noun a raised structure on which gifts or sacrifices to a god are made
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altar

Lord`s table noun the table in Christian churches where communion is given
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Altar

• (n.) In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table. • (n.) A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity.
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Altar

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altar

in religion, a raised structure or place that is used for sacrifice, worship, or prayer. [7 related articles]
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altar

altar (AWL tur) Place of worship; a stand or platform in a place of worship: 'He placed the Bible on the altar as he read passages to the congregation.' The altar is so named because it is where a man`s alteration begins. —Evan Esar
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altar

altar, table or platform for the performance of religious sacrifice. In its simplest form the altar is a small pile, with a square or circular surface, made of stone or wood. Its features vary according to its purpose. The altar of libation usually has a drain for the liquid, and so does the altar o...
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Altar

An altar is a pile or structure raised above the ground for receiving sacrifices to some divinity. The Greek and Roman altars were various in form, and often highly ornamental; in temples they were usually placed before the statue of the god. In the Jewish ceremonial the altar held an important place, and was associated with many of the most signif...
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altar

Table (usually of stone) on which sacrifice is offered; in Christian churches, the table where the Eucharist is performed. Early sacrificial hearths have been excavated in Palestine. Later there were two kinds of altar in use among the Jews, for burnt offering and incense respectively. In ancient Greece and Rome, altars were low pedestals that ...
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