Family altar

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place of family devotions.

See also: Altar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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My marriage being thus solemnly recognized at the family altar, I have no further trouble on that score.
They started to read the Bible regularly (56.25%), prayed individually and together as a family at night and before meals (65.6%), and practiced a family altar (37.5%).
In my family, daily prayers included saying the Rosary out loud every night, on our knees, before the family altar.
Religion, deeply-ingrained into the country's culture, is also woven into the interiors of many homes in different ways - a statue of the Virgin Mary adorned with sampaguitas, a crucifix at the center of the family altar, or a painting of the Last Supper hanging in the dining area.
Chandi died a decade ago, but I still have a picture of her on my family altar. Love is the way, the truth, and the light--and everything else--so we all need to learn to love and be loved and let it in and out.
He is scrounging around for things of value his recently deceased father might have left behind, but save for some pawn certificates, he finds nothing and thoughtlessly takes a bite from a rice cake offered to his father at the family altar.
For the next day I was in the hands of the TV crew which wanted to film me presenting the poem at the Giap family altar. I was picked up at my hotel and driven to General Giap's house which lies at a corner of Dien Bien Phu Street.
Many people -- both young and old -- emerged rubbing tear-streaked faces after offering their last respects at a family altar inside the house.
His wood carvings can be related to other complex Vasarian works, all of them similar in design, such as the Altar of Camaldoli; the Assumption in the Florentine Abbey; the family altar in Arezzo's Abbey (Fig.
Many homes in Taiwan have a family altar that frequently includes Tudi Gong (Government Information Office 2008).
Lord Denbigh at the family altar which has been destroyed by vandals who have been attacking the cemetery.
Also showcased are altars created by community groups and individuals, including Amigos Multicultural Services Center; Johnny Correa and Marlena Zaragoza, who dedicate their altar `In Memory of Friends Who Have Passed'; Johanna Mitchell and her two granddaughters, who this year share their traditional family altar with the community; Thurston High School students; and members of the art center's Duchess Committee, who present an altar commemorating Maude I.