Low rails or barriers in front of the altar of a church, intended to separate the sanctuary of the church from the body of the church, also separating the officiating clergy from the other worshippers.

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2098

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Low rails or barriers in front of the altar of a church, intended to separate the sanctuary of the church from the body of the church, also separating the officiating clergy from the other worshippers.

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Title
Altar Rails
Date Published
December 12, 2012
Last Updated
April 22, 2021