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.
CLEVELAND -- Lutheran Bishop Marcus Miller and United Methodist Bishop John Hopkins stood on either side of the Communion table Jan.
One day my mother and another colored sister waited until all the white people had, as they thought, been served, when they started for the communion table. Just as they reached the lower door, two of the poorer class of white folks arose to go to the table.
If indeed we believe that God is calling us to unity we need to show it in action through recognition of ordained ministers (of all races, gender, age, ability and sexual orientation) of other churches at our holy communion table; through ecumenical rites for inter church marriages; embracing the spirituality of others through theological education and formation; and affirming the church as communion of believers by getting rid of all that undermines this belief.
You would find Anglicans all over the map with respect to abortion or stem cell research or Iraq, but we all go to the communion table together and receive the body and blood of Christ and find our unity there.
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.
People can also see Alice's sculpture of angels holding candles on the abbey's Communion table.
Colin Hinds-Payne Roath, Cardiff Communion table is not an altar CONTRARY to 1 down of your crossword of Wednesday January 2, it is incorrect to refer to a communion table as an 'altar.' An altar is a place of sacrifice.