Altar Stone

Altar Stone
Altar Stone
A solid piece of natural stone, consecrated by a bishop, large enough to hold the Sacred Host and chalice

Catholic Encyclopedia. . 2006.

Altar Stone
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    A solid piece of natural stone, consecrated by a bishop, large enough to hold the Sacred Host and chalice. It is inserted into or placed on the surface of a structure which answers the purpose of an altar, when the whole altar is not consecrated. Sometimes the whole table (mensa) takes the place of the smaller altar-stone. It is called a portable altar.
    Transcribed by Michael C. Tinkler

The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume VIII. — New York: Robert Appleton Company. . 1910.

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