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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Table, Holy

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1. The Lord's table or altar.

2. A frontal to an altar; e.g. one given to Glastonbury in 1071, made of gold, silver, and ivory, and one at St. Alban's in the 12th century.

3. The mensa, the upper stone altar-slab.

4. Pensilis, containing the names of benefactors, registers of miracles, a list of indulgences, and the course of officiants, officiating clergy at the hours, and celebrants of masses.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Table, Holy'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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