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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

High Altar

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is the chief, central, or principal altar of a church. Other altars, in old documents, are often called "low altars," to distinguish them from that which is the chief altar. When there are many chapels in a church, clustering on either side of the chief chapel or chancel, the principal chancel, containing the high. altar, is sometimes called the "high chancel." (See ALTAR).


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'High Altar'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/h/high-altar.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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