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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Altar, High.

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(1) that altar which is the chief, cardinal, or principal altar in a Christian Church;

(2) the altar which is ascended by a large number of steps, and the level of which is raised, elevated, or heightened above that of other altars;

(3) the altar which stands in the eastern part of the choir or chancel;

(4) the altar at which high mass is commonly sung on Sundays and chief festivals.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Altar, High.'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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