Communion table


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Communion table

In Protestant churches, a table used instead of an altar in the Communion service.
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In his discussion of altars versus communion tables, for example, he not only offers a detailed description of the physical pieces and how they would have been constructed, but also analyzes the socioeconomic conditions of those who would have constructed them (and, in some cases, destroyed them).
The Communion table can offer real assistance in a time of real need, a vital piece of post-conflict reconstruction work that nothing else can offer.
The coffin, mounted on a wheeled chromium-plated bier, was parked under the elaborately-carved pulpit, where the communion table usually stood.
Seating was re-arranged to focus on the communion table (altar) and the cross.
Much original woodwork has been lost, or altered; stained-glass windows have been inserted and the interior painted and gilded, but the main difference today is that whereas Hawksmoor placed the Communion table in the eastward facing apse, according to traditional Christian practice, the altar was later moved to the north of a complicated and most unusual plan.
And the Communion table has been placed behind the drums at the back of the stage.
By embracing this relation to the Father, the Church at the communion table is able to be united in true reciprocal communion with Christ in the sacramental gift of his body and blood.
Pianist was Jane Hobson and the flowers for the communion table were a gift from Wendy Barber.
Wing gave a gift of stock to The Presbyterian Church in Canada, which he designated for a new handcrafted communion table and baptismal font for the Montreal Chinese Presbyterian Church in memory of his father and the thousands of other Chinese immigrants forced to pay the head tax.
In the year 1712, Thomas Gibson, of East Hartburn, in his will left pounds 20, "the interest thereof to be distributed to them in white bread every Lord's Day at communion table in Stockton Church or failing that to the poor present".
Well, I a Methodist church in Cornwall has ripped out the pulpit and removed communion table to make way for a skateboarding ramp.
Signs of change are first discernible at the cathedral level in 1617, when at both Gloucester and Durham William Laud and Richard Neile, future archbishops of Canterbury and York respectively, secured the removal of the communion table to the east end of the choir and its reorientation north-south.