communion rail

communion rail

In a church, a low railing enclosing that part of an altar within which the communicants are provided with a place to kneel and receive Communion.
References in classic literature ?
I dreamed that I was standing inside the communion rails of a church--I on one side of the altar-table, and the clergyman, with his surplice and his prayer-book, on the other.
Drawn into the church and to the communion rail almost against his will, he experienced what he recognized as a call to heed the voice of Our Savior.
Eye contact at the Communion rail freaks me out, so I've become very well acquainted with the seemingly permanent wax stain on the buff-colored sanctuary carpet.
That is the divide: reach over the communion rail or make it higher?
People are woven into the fabric of worship through means both geometrical Breuer's overall trapezoidal design and vast bell banner--and elemental, as with the decision to not have a communion rail.
She walks unaided, by choice, and walks quite fast, even to the communion rail during her nightly 6 p.
tion of a church for the Devon Mission, as it was then called, and records indicate that carpenters from the Richardson company made some articles of furniture, such as chairs, chests of drawers, the font, communion rail and a reading desk.
playing at punk, kneeling at the communion rail in Laura Ashley--so
My daughter, serving today at Mass, stands near the communion rail in her white alb.
Of course, the issue at Notre Dame isn't whether Obama, a Protestant, should be welcomed to a Catholic Communion rail.
He skips over the rather similar harassment inflicted on women priests who, after a dozen years, still have to endure insults at the very Communion rail and when applying for jobs can only do so in parishes where the prevailing clique is ready to accept women.
A solid oak portable communion rail stands empty and stark and a teakwood podium watches silently at the center.