What Is The Altar Used For In The Catholic Church?


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Vicki Kelly Profile
Vicki Kelly answered
The altar is the special place in which the Mass is celebrated. Think of it as a "table" with a cloth, candles and the food.  Our "food" is the Holy Eucharist.  This is the body of Jesus as was written in the Bible at the Last Supper.  The Catholics received this body of Jesus as a way of being in full communion with the Lord, and being one with Him.  Since the body of the Lord sits on the altar, the altar itself is considered a Holy object.
Ethan Graham Profile
Ethan Graham answered
Usually where the bible sits...

The priest uses this holy "table" to hold the Eucharist and wine on during mass.
tinga nih Profile
tinga nih answered
It is used as the place for the holiness of the is the center peace.. If compared to a body.. It is the heart..

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