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Altar Cloth

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Many Witches do not use altar cloths, instead placing the altar instruments on the bare wood or stone of the altar itself. But others do like to dress their altar by adding a cloth. This may be plain or decorated. Some Wiccans sew or paint intricate esoteric symbols on their cloths. There may be one all-purpose altar cloth, or, more frequently, there may be a number of altar cloths, colored and decorated appropriately for the ritual. As with the Altar Candles, the color of the cloths may reflect the particular sabbats and the time of year.

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With Christmas looming, Kulczynski sought an altar cloth to adorn his parish's famous new addition, which was a "shot in the arm," as the church had recently been in danger of shuttering.
Your eyes may be drawn to the colourful banners, vestments and altar cloths but pick up a guide book and look on the tables.
Foremost among these adoptions were the use of Gothic Revival architectural style; the use of the cross as a prominent symbol; the incorporation of flowers, altar cloths, candles, and figural stained glass; and the adoption of formalist, liturgical worship patterns.
I later learned that my mother paid part of the tuition by making robes for altar boys, cloaks for the priests and altar cloths for the church.
Ted always remembers the birthdays of his fellow choristers and without any prompting he took it on himself to change the candles, altar cloths, flowers and other decorations, as an unofficial verger.
Altar cloths, paraments, robes of the clergy and choir and flowers that decorate the church are red.
Daughter Marjorie Moss said: ``She had eight children,and when we got old enough to not need so much looking after she used to do the flowers on the altar, and clean the altar cloths and the silver.
In Mom and Dad's refrigerator, there were always altar cloths on the cheese shelf.
The blaze, which burned for an hour before a fire crew could arrive, destroyed a piano, chairs, altar cloths and ceremonial cups.
60] He later endowed the foundation with sacred objects and at least thirty silk and velvet vestments, including chasubles and tunics, and altar cloths, many out of cloth-of-gold, richly embroidered and decorated with pearls.
Now the 16 women and 1 man meet in program director Bela Sejdic's home, and in their own homes, to produce altar cloths, liturgical stoles, and wall hangings.
Numerous lavish gifts made by the couple to the shrine, including a jewel casket and embroidered altar cloths, will be on show.