Pauline Chapel reopened and renovated--Back to tradition!!!
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SaintRafael Wrote:There are certain conditions that might allow Freestanding Altars, most of these are mostly due to temporary circumstances.

Don't be a dummy, Rafael. As the Catholic Encyclopedia states:

Catholic Encyclopedia on "Altar" Wrote:From the words of the Pontifical we infer that the high altar must stand free on all sides (Pontifex circuit septies tabulam altaris), but the back part of smaller altars may be built against the wall.

The freestanding remains the liturgical ideal today, as it always has been even when fixed altars were more popular. When consecrating a new altar, the Pontifical assumes that the bishop is able to walk around the entire structure.

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Re: Pauline Chapel reopened and renovated--Back to tradition!!! - by The_Harlequin_King - 07-07-2009, 04:51 PM



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