Lord's Table, The


Lord's Table, The
   A Prayer Book name for the Altar (which see). In Scriptural usage the words "Altar" and "Table" are synonymous, that is, they are different names for the same thing in different aspects or as respects different uses of it. The word "Altar" is also used in the Prayer Book, in the Office of Institution for the inducting of a Priest to the charge of a Parish, in which he is described as "one who serves at the Altar"; is directed to be "received within the rails of the Altar," and again, to "kneel at the Altar to present his supplication for himself."

American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. — New York, Thomas Whittaker. . 1901.

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