Questions tagged [altar]

An entity, traditionally made of stone and/or organic material, that is used to offer sacrifices to a deity.

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What does “Altare privilegiatum” mean exactly today?

Does anyone know what "Altare privilegiatum" means today? I mean, in former times it meant that the altar was privileged and one can get an indulgence. I also know, that for some of those altars, ...
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Are the any Christian denominations that have doctrines in place that prohibit a national flag in the worship space?

I am somewhat troubled by the presence of an American flag anywhere in a sanctuary / worship space. This sentiment is especially stark when said flag shares the same space / level as an altar. I ...
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Why did the temple in Ezekiel have stairs leading up to the altar?

In exodus God expressly forbade going up the stairs to the altar. Exodus 20:26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon. So why does Ezekiel ...
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Why don't Presbyterians have altars? [closed]

Why don't Presbyterians have altars in their churches or in their homes? Who administers the sacraments, especially communion, then without an altar? Do children help out at all? In other churches, ...