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An altar is not an altar if it hasn't been made as a place for sacrifices, but we can conclude it is still necessary. Notice that Hebrews 13:10 says, 'We have an altar...', and if food were not offered there, it needn't have been said that Levitical priests were barred from eating at it, so to not have one and not offer the required food is to stand apart ...


Orthodox churches (and monasteries) are most typically named after saints, in which case the saint in the name is the patron saint, although an Orthodox church might instead be named after a certain icon, a certain feast-day, or a certain title or aspect of God. Each church contains at least one relic of a saint. For example, my church is named after St. ...

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