altar of repose


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altar of repose

In a Roman Catholic church, a side altar, repository, or storage niche where the Host is kept from Maundy Thursday to Good Friday.
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Wittliff said that what was once a normal practice of reverencing the Blessed Sacrament, stored in the tabernacle located atop the altar of repose, was now difficult.
For as I approach here," he said, walking toward the altar of repose in the rear of the sanctuary, "I know that in the back of this altar, so revered by the people of God in this neighborhood, a youngster was molested 30-some years ago.
Decades ago, ethnic parishes vied to see which could build the most elaborate, beautiful altar of repose.
I summoned these words later when I visited a second altar of repose on the south side of the big house.