altar cloth


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altar cloth

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity the cloth used for covering an altar: often applied also to the frontal
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Our attention was called to an altar cloth said to have been embroidered by Catherine of Aragon of Spain, the first of King Henry VIII's wives.
The pearls featured on St Margaret's altar cloth were originally used to decorate Queen Elizabeth II's wedding dress.
For the service, Anne's mother commissioned a new white linen altar cloth, as well as cream and yellow needlepoint kneelers.
According to the (http://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/fakulteterne/naturvidenskab/aktuelt/2017_09_04_assisi) University of Southern Denmark , the friary used the fabled bread sack as an altar cloth for its first 300 years before cutting it into pieces and giving those to other religious institutions around the country.
The doors, windows and shutters carved with mille fleurs, the altar cloth embroidered in the style of the Mughal masnad and the talismanic bowls made of copper and brass that become backdrops for many selfies are all original pieces from 18th century, Shahjahanbad.
With Christmas looming, Kulczynski sought an altar cloth to adorn his parish's famous new addition, which was a "shot in the arm," as the church had recently been in danger of shuttering.
Thank you, Lord, for giving us hope..." As he spoke, the winds whipped the altar cloth and threatened to topple over the candlesticks.
An altar cloth embroidered by 138 wounded World War I soldiers was to take its place again Sunday at Saint Paul's Cathedral in London to mark the centenary of the conflict's outbreak.
This is to stop small fingers from delving into the slots and crevices of DVD and cable boxes but looks remarkably like an altar cloth.
Pupils at Cardinal Wiseman School made a double contribution to the event with pupils at the girls' school making an altar cloth while boys created the lectern from which the Pope read the Mass.
It was then that the good fellow plucked from a trouser pocket a huge handkerchief, the size of an altar cloth, and with a flourish raised it to his snout, while thumping the floor with his shined shoes to steam up the necessary power and finally, when he had the attention of the whole assembly, he let rip with two blasts that would shame the Herald Angels - first with his left nostril and then, after a tantalising interval, on the right side.
One wordless banner, laid like an altar cloth: simple, light-specked, bright concentric rainbow.