Altar, High

Altar, High.

is

(1) that altar which is the chief, cardinal, or principal altar in a Christian Church;

(2) the altar which is ascended by a large number of steps, and the level of which is raised, elevated, or heightened above that of other altars;

(3) the altar which stands in the eastern part of the choir or chancel;

(4) the altar at which high mass is commonly sung on Sundays and chief festivals.

 
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