altar stone

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altar slab, altar stone

A flat stone or slab forming the top of an altar.
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Canon Peter Walker, rector of Grace Church on-the-Hill in Toronto, says research undertaken last year by parishioners and staff at the church revealed that the small, black, marble slab that had been sitting under his old office lamp--which he had taken for the lamp's base--is actually the altar stone of a Belgian church destroyed in the First World War.
The Altar Stone, near Annan, seemed to define the boundary between town and parish and still retained a role in the riding of the marches.
The Shot at Dawn Campaign in Ireland said: "George and Nancy visited the Irish War Memorial Gardens in Islandbridge, Dublin, and while there placed a wreath on behalf of the National Union of Journalists of Great Britain and Ireland at the altar stone in memory of all the Shot at Dawn 1914-1918.
DIVERS have searched a lake in a bid to find an altar stone dating back to penal times.
The modern St John the Baptist is a vibrant part of the community and perhaps one of its most attractive features is the very appropriate Living Well Garden which features the original High Altar Stone of the former church in Alma Street.
We based for this proposal in the abundance of epigraphic founds dedicated to the Nymphas, the presence of an Hercules altar stone and a sacellum dedicated to Diana, both gods related with MMW, the architectonical structure of the building and mainly the MMW spring.
While taking away nothing from its mystery as a symbol or source of power, he argues that Wolfram's Grail would have been recognized by his audience at the turn of the thirteenth century as an altar stone, like those that sealed the cavities of relics (and / or fragments of the Host) in the tops of many portable altars that were being produced at the time, especially for Crusaders.
A MISSING ancient altar stone from Stonehenge has been discovered near a village.
Finally, images and writing on an altar stone discovered at Cancuen indicate that, around A.D.
"The labia majora could be represented by the outer stone circle, and possibly the outer mound; the labia minora by the inner circle of trilithons; the clitoris by the altar stone (which probably stood vertical), while the empty geometric center of the henge would be the birth canal," said Anthony Perks, Ph.D., and Darlene Bailey of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (J.R.
Each of the outer pillars is 16 feet tall; the central altar stone spreads 4 by 8 feet.
If the sky is clear, the first rays of the rising sun fall upon the Heel Stone, cast centrally down the avenue leading to the inner stone circle, then cut precisely through the middle lintel and light up the Altar Stone, on which human sacrifices were once offered.