Communion Rail
Communion Rail
The railing which guards the sanctuary and separates the latter from the body of the church. Also called the communion-rail

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  • communion rail — noun : the altar rail at which communicants receive Communion * * * Eccles. the altar rail where communion is received by the congregation. [1840 50] * * * communion rail noun The rail in front of the altar in some churches, at which the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • communion rail — Eccles. the altar rail where communion is received by the congregation. [1840 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • Communion rail —  Причастная ограда …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

  • Rail, Altar — • The railing which guards the sanctuary and separates the latter from the body of the church. Also called the communion rail Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Communion — n. 1 a sharing, esp. of thoughts etc.; fellowship (their minds were in communion). 2 participation; a sharing in common (communion of interests). 3 (Communion, Holy Communion) a the Eucharist. b participation in the Communion service. c (attrib.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • communion — n. 1 a sharing, esp. of thoughts etc.; fellowship (their minds were in communion). 2 participation; a sharing in common (communion of interests). 3 (Communion, Holy Communion) a the Eucharist. b participation in the Communion service. c (attrib.) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Communion Bench — • An adaptation of the sanctuary guard or altar rail Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Communion Bench     Communion Bench     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Communion bench — A Communion bench is an adaptation of the sanctuary guard or altar rail. Standing in front of this barrier, in a space called the chancel, or pectoral, the faithful were wont in early times to receive Holy Communion, the men taking the… …   Wikipedia

  • communion — noun 1 Communion in church ADJECTIVE ▪ Holy ▪ First ▪ open VERB + COMMUNION ▪ go to ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Altar Rail — • The railing which guards the sanctuary and separates the latter from the body of the church. Also called the communion rail Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Altar Rail     Altar Rail …   Catholic encyclopedia

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