gospel side


Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

Gospel side

n.
The left side of an altar or a chancel as the congregation faces it.

[So called from the practice in some churches of reading the Gospel and the Epistle from different sides.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

gos′pel side`


n.
the left side of a church, facing the altar.
[1890–95]
Random House Kernerman Webster's College Dictionary, © 2010 K Dictionaries Ltd. Copyright 2005, 1997, 1991 by Random House, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Her tomb was over the steps of the main altar on the Gospel side. A website dedicated to Del Espiritu Santo said that she was a "woman of unwavering faith who carried out her mission with dauntless courage and trust."
Two of these works now hang at the exhibit area while the third is displayed at the Gospel side chapel of the church
In the Philippines, when natives and Chinese mestizos shared a church, natives had the privilege of sitting in the front rows of the Gospel side, while Chinese mestizos and Chinese sat on the side of the Apostles.
The gospel side of this trajectory is to revel in the amazing relationship that exists between a guilty person and an empathetic judge.
We learned to move our dolls about the altar, to the Epistle side, to the Gospel side, bow in the center.
(16) In the Gotha panel, two nude male figures appear on either side of a tree that is green and living on the gospel side to the viewer's right, but barren and dying on the law side to the viewer's left.
We assume we are sitting on the gospel side and the rest are on the culture side.
On the gospel side, discoveries abound for all but the most learned music historian.
But on the gospel side of the aisle, many true believers pointed fingers of retribution: This, they wagged, was the wages of sin.
The new king Philip III attended the ceremony from behind a canopy in the transept on the gospel side, marked with a cross (|la courtine du Roy').
There were other religious icons on the Gospel side, notably a morena Blessed Virgin with black wavy hair.
However, overgrowths both natural and commercial have sprung up, particularly on the Gospel side and the apse of the church.