Lectionary Calendar
Monday, May 27th, 2024
the Week of Proper 3 / Ordinary 8
Attention!
StudyLight.org has pledged to help build churches in Uganda. Help us with that pledge and support pastors in the heart of Africa.
Click here to join the effort!

Bible Encyclopedias
Altar of Our Lady

The Catholic Encyclopedia

Search for…
or
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z
Prev Entry
Altar Linens
Next Entry
Altar of Repose
Resource Toolbox
Additional Links

From the beginning of Christianity special veneration was paid to the Mother of God, which in the language of theology is called hyperdulia, to distinguish the honour rendered to her from that given to the other saints. It is not strange, therefore, that after the main or principal altar, the most prominent is that dedicated in a special manner to the Mother of God; and to indicate this specific preference, this altar is usually placed in the most prominent position in the church, i.e. at the right (gospel) side of the main altar. In general it signifies any altar of which the Blessed Virgin is the titular.

Bibliography Information
Obstat, Nihil. Lafort, Remy, Censor. Entry for 'Altar of Our Lady'. The Catholic Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/altar-of-our-lady.html. Robert Appleton Company. New York. 1914.
 
adsfree-icon
Ads FreeProfile