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March 3rd, 2011
#275-Were side altars ever used for anything?

Were side altars ever used for anything?  Fr. Dave & Brittany announce what they’re giving up for Lent.  Check out our Lenten FAST-PRAY-GIVE Calendar on BustedHalo.com, enter to win an iPad 2!  3-03-11.

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  • Sharon Morawski Krych

    Side altars have been used for Holy Mass, in union with the Mass at the Main Altar, also for devotion, as when we go to the side altar after our child’s Baptism to pray to our Blessed Mother for her loving protection; for devotion to the Saint whom the side altar honors. ‚ô™ ‚ô• the Faith! =)

  • Tony Green

    Re: Side Altars / “Lady chapels” were quite common throughout the British Isles. Some have suggested that, as there have been adaptations of some symbols and rituals of peoples evangelized, (e.g., Christmas trees, dipping of the Paschal candle into baptismal water,) statues of Mary were transitional symbols fashioned in the likeness of female pagan dieties, (O.L. Guadelupe is probably the imagine most familiar in the Americas.)

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