Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches
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Praxiteles has just discovered what appears to be the latest fashion in liturgical “reorderings”: that of placing the altar on a plane lower than its surroundings and in some instances dominated by higher planes carrying such items as chairs or even cathedras.
It has long been a principle of Catholic liturgical space arranging to place the altar on the highest plane and everything else on a descending gradation of planes. For example, in a cathedral, the praedella of the altar will have three steps; the Cathedra placfe on an area two steps high; and a celebrants sedilia placed on one step etc.
In the illustration below, we seem to have the complete inversion (or subversion ?) of this simple principle. Unfortunately, I have been unable to locate the name of the church involved but will set about doing so.
The Studios of Potente Inc. are responsible for the work.