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Definition of Family altar

Family altar
Altar Al"tar, n. [OE. alter, auter, autier, fr. L. altare, pl. altaria, altar, prob. fr. altus high: cf. OF. alter, autier, F. autel. Cf. Altitude.] 1. A raised structure (as a square or oblong erection of stone or wood) on which sacrifices are offered or incense burned to a deity. Noah builded an altar unto the Lord. --Gen. viii. 20. 2. In the Christian church, a construction of stone, wood, or other material for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist; the communion table. Note: Altar is much used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound; as, altar bread or altar-bread. Altar cloth or Altar-cloth, the cover for an altar in a Christian church, usually richly embroidered. Altar cushion, a cushion laid upon the altar in a Christian church to support the service book. Altar frontal. See Frontal. Altar rail, the railing in front of the altar or communion table. Altar screen, a wall or partition built behind an altar to protect it from approach in the rear. Altar tomb, a tomb resembling an altar in shape, etc. Family altar, place of family devotions. To lead (as a bride) to the altar, to marry; -- said of a woman.

Meaning of Family altar from wikipedia

- An altar is a structure upon which offerings such as sacrifices are made for religious purposes. Altars are found at shrines, temples, churches and other...
- A home altar or family altar is a small shrine kept in the home of a Western Christian family. Home altars often contain a cross or crucifix, in addition...
- was in Corpus Christi in 1944 that Roloff began his radio show, The Family Altar. The show consists of recordings of his sermons, aired in both 15 and...
- in the Temple–only two altars are mentioned: the Altar of Burnt Offering, and the Altar of Incense. The first altar was the Altar of Burnt Offering (mizbeach...
- Altar (also known as The Haunting of Radcliffe House) is a 2014 British horror thriller film directed by Nick Willing from his original screenplay. It...
- people, scores of candles, and an ofrenda. Traditionally, families spend some time around the altar, praying and telling anecdotes about the deceased. In...
- Vietnamese people usually return to their families during Tết. Some return to worship at the family altar or visit the graves of their ancestors in their...
- A large mural depicting angels, saints and the Holy Family decorates the wall above the main altar. It is the work of Josef Kastner, who also decorated...
- altar with a m****ive 16-panel stained gl**** above, depicting the Holy Family and 16 scenes from Jesus' life. The fourth storey houses the Holy Family...
- commonly remembered as members of the family, and are often memorialized at the family altar and become a part of the family's ancestry. In contemporary society...
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