Position for the Hand carved Religious Church Catholic Marble Altar Table
Early Christians faced east at prayer, a practice witnessed to by Clement of Alexandria built with an east-west axis. In the earliest churches in Rome the hand carved altar stood at the west end and the priest stood at the western side of the religious altar facing east and facing the people and the doors of the church. Examples are the Constantinian St. Peter’s Basilica and the original Basilica of Saint Paul Outside the Walls. In the East, early churches had the altar at the east end and the priest, facing east, stood at the western side of the altar, with his back to the people and the doors
Material Development Church Altar Table for Sale
The earliest altars for celebrating the Christian Eucharist were of wood and identical in form with ordinary house tables, as was doubtless used at the Last Supper. A tradition that lacks convincing evidence says that Saint Peter celebrated the Eucharist on both. Optatus of Mileve reproves the Donatists for breaking up and using for firewood the altars of the Catholic churches, and Augustine of Hippo reports that Bishop Maximianus was beaten with the wood of the altar under which he had taken refuge.
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