Rites and Rituals of the Coptic Orthodox Church
Dictionary of Coptic Orthodox Church Terms and Terminology
* A cubical table placed in the midst of the sanctuary on which the Holy Sacrifice is offered (the Lord's Body and Blood).
* Around the altar there is four pillars that end up with a dome called "ciborium" or "canopy."
* The altar symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ's grave.
* See also: Altar board, Altar-candlesticks, Altar clothing (coverings), Altar, consecration of the, Altar-curtains, Altar fans (flabellum), Altar lights, Altar in the Bible Dictionary.
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