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high altar

The primary altar in a church.
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Cheryl Penna of the North East Autism Society (NEAS) and James Ramsbotham, <B North East Chamber of Commerce, with the high altar.
It's also worth noting that I had no idea that the high altar was actually an altar until many years later.
Placed over the balconies that flank the high altar in the Peterskirche in Vienna, that masterpiece by laced over the balconies that flank the high altar in the Peterskirche Lukas von Hildebrandt, are exotic onion-shaped semi-domes.
In a Catholic church, you often see Christ crucified on the high altar, and sometimes his form reappears on side altars.
You will be able to enjoy close-up views of the labyrinth of the nave pavement, saints' relics and furnishings of the high altar and baptistery, ambulatory chapels, flying buttresses, the medieval roof timbers and the lead-encased spire.
Among renovations were the placing of the organ and choir in the apse where the high altar had been, and the transferring of the main altar 60 feet closer to the cathedral's center.
The heart of the building was the "great" high altar, "perhaps, the finest specimen of art in the whole western world.
Surgical successes of the 20th century turned the operating theater into "the high altar of the hospital, and the white-coated, masked and capped surgeon, so cool in an emergency, became the high priest of medicine in images which pervaded popular culture, TV soap operas and the press" (611), just as "[e]arlier optimism about magic bullets and a pill for every iii now seems symptomatic of a shallow high-tech, quick-fix vision of the world, born of the laboratory and expecting the world to be as controllable as a laboratory" (711).
At the north-west end of the nave, the high altar occupies a central, dominant position.
Among his best - known works are the frescoes behind the high altar of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, especially The Birth of the Virgin; portraits of Florentine humanists of the Medici circle; the touching Portrait of an Old Man and a Boy; the Adoration of the Shepherds in the Uffizi; and the wall frescoes of the Sistine Chapel, done with Botticelli.
What could enhance a visit to Rome better than a private tour of an ancient necropolis directly under the high altar of St.
If they wish they can also bring a photo on the night to place on the steps of the High Altar.

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