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Altar Stone

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A solid piece of natural stone, consecrated by a bishop, large enough to hold the Sacred Host and chalice. It is inserted into or placed on the surface of a structure which answers the purpose of an altar, when the whole altar is not consecrated. Sometimes the whole table (mensa ) takes the place of the smaller altar-stone. It is called a portable altar.

A.J. SCHULTE

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Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Altar Stone'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/a/altar-stone.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.

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