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1. Alms Box A box in the nave or narthex where believers can put in their alms. Before giving alms we must offer our own lives as sacrifices to the Lord.
2. Alpha And Omega The first and last letters of Greek alphabet, used in the church in a way to symbolize the eternity of Jesus Christ. He is the Alpha and the Omega, that is the Beginning and the End (Rev. 21:6).
3. Altar Board A rectangular piece of wood with a cross at its midst, on which is written the words Alpha and Omega. The Altar Board is anointed with Myron (Chrism). When necessary, the Eucharist may ta… 0.3 KB
4. Altar Clothing (coverings) Refer to the Lord Jesus Christ's grave clothes. These coverings include: 1- A red cover - most probably - that covers the whole altar, having a cross on each of its corners. 2- … 0.3 KB
5. Altar Fans (flabellum) The deacons use fans during the Eucharist referring to the Cherubim. Besides there is two circular metallic fans, at the midst of which is drawn the figure of a cherub. It is used in festival … 0.2 KB
6. Altar Lights Lights to illumine the church, its sanctuary, and the altar, which must be lit during the liturgy and other prayers, even if services are held in daylight. Inside the sanctuary two candle lamp… 0.7 KB
7. Altar, Consecration Of The The elaborate service, rich in prayers and petitions, is a reflection of the reverence felt towards the holy table, the place where, at every celebration of the divine Liturgy, the actual transfo… 0.3 KB
8. Altar-candlesticks See Altar Lights, Candelabrum.
9. Altar-curtains The altar-curtains are richly embroidered with texts and figures in needlework, or in golden and silvery tissues. The altar-curtain hangs before the door of the sanctuary.
10. Altar. A cubical table placed in the midst of the sanctuary on which the Holy Sacrifice is offered (the Lord's Body and Blood). Around the altar there is four pillars that end up with a dome called … 0.3 KB
 
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