Re: Re: reorganisation and destruction of irish catholic churches

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A further eample of the interior of a Synagogue showing the bema (Askenazi) or tabah (Sephardic) positioned in the centre of the “nave” (as the Ambo originally was in early Christian churches – cf. Louis Bouyer on the disposition of early Syrian and North African churches) na dstanding in front of the Ark containing the scrolls of tje law. It does not take too much of a stretch of the imagination to see how both the Eastern and Western forms of church disposition grew out of this arrangement:

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