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  • n. Plural form of altar.


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  • -- If there are altars, there are Gods: there_ are _altars; therefore, there are Gods.

    Works of Lucian of Samosata — Volume 03

  • Taking the most potent aspects of the science, I applied them to creating small environments, which I called altars, based on Vastu principles.

    Making Room for Mr. Right

  • The last pair of pillar altars is dedicated to the Divine Infant (Gospel side) and Our Lady (epistle side).

    Neuzelle Abbey

  • In great part, this is for the reason that its growth has become something of a given by now -- which is quite something when one takes into consideration that it was only 16 months ago (Nov. 2007) when Pope Benedict XVI began to employ this arrangement, not only upon the main altars of the Roman basilicas, but upon the other altars he has used as well.

    Benedictine Arrangement Spotted in Brasilian Cathedral Basilica

  • The next pair of altars is dedicated to the Holy Cross (Gospel side) and the Pietà (epistle side, flanked by Saints Mary Magdalen and Apollonia):

    Neuzelle Abbey

  • The Latin Mass community was given permission to salvage the original main and side altars from the Sisters 'chapel.

    St. Clement's, Ottawa, Canada

  • And yes, she obviously worships at the twin altars of Missy & Tim, but she's young enough where I'll let her do that while she finds her own voice.

    Music (For Robots): January 2005 Archives

  • The sides of the dock generally consist of stone steps -- called altars -- for the purpose of fixing the lower ends of the shores, and also for the convenience of supporting the workmen's scaffold.

    By Water to the Columbian Exposition

  • The _stripping_ of the altars, which is practised on this day throughout the western church, is mentioned in the most ancient _Ordo

    The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome

  • This custom is still maintained throughout the East, so that the liturgical or high altar of the solemn sacrifice is isolated from what may be called the altars of devotional sacrifice on which Mass is said privately.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 7: Gregory XII-Infallability


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