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Is there a name for the low wall that is often in front of a choir?

The low wall that separates the first row of the choir from the chancel is called a "choir rail." The low wall that goes in front of the first pew is called a "pew screen," and also a "modesty screen"...
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Why are Kingdom Halls sometimes built in the "quick-build" manner?

The short answer, taken from the 2016 Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses is for reasons of economy: Speeding Up Kingdom Hall Construction: To speed up the work in the most cost-effective way, the ...
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Is there a name for the low wall that is often in front of a choir?

If I understand your question correctly, the ecclesiastical term you are looking for is a prayer-desk. "The back of each preceding row serves the succeeding one as a prayer-desk; the first row has a ...
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Is there a name for the low wall that is often in front of a choir?

The "low wall" in front of the first row of seats is a pew front. One function it has, apart from appearance, is it often has the book rest (and sometimes kneeler) for the seats behind. In some cases ...
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Location of the tabernacle in Catholic churches?

Location of the tabernacle in Catholic churches? To understand why many churches have their tabernacle in places other than over the classical position of behind the main altar we will have to take a ...
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Is there a Christian equivalent of Mandala (word or symbol)?

Is there a Christian equivalent for the use of a mandala (word or symbol) in Church architecture? Some Christians simply call them mandalas. Different denominations have adopted different terms for ...
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Roughly how many churches were built in each century?

Roughly how many churches were built in each century? This question is actually impossible to answer, even remotely. To put it bluntly: It is complicated! To even try to estimate this, even roughly ...
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Is there a special name for the room where sacramental bread is made?

Is there a special name for the room where sacramental bread is made? It is simply called a bakery room. The practice of having a separate bakery room for making hosts is common in both Orthodox and ...
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Who were the recepients of Christian monumental sculptures in the early middle ages (10th and 11th century)?

Who could see the Bernward Column in the Benedictine Monastery of St. Micheal in Hildesheim, Germany apart from the clerics? How could it help spread the Gospel and help the conversion to Christianity ...
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Location of the tabernacle in Catholic churches?

Pope Pius XII in his 1956 Assisi allocution said: To separate the tabernacle and the altar is to separate two things which should remain united by their origin and their nature. Altars are meant for ...
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