Church Words: Origins and Meanings
Forward Movement, 1996 - 136 pagina's
Worshipers pass through the narthex (from Greek for "funnel") to enter the nave (from Latin for "ship"). Stephen E. Moore offers an inviting way to learn more about church architecture, furnishings, ministries, vestments, ornaments, postures, and symbols.
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Ornaments and Holy Things
STRIPPING THE ALTAR
THE POWER OF SYMBOLS
ALPHA AND OMEGA
INSTRUMENTS OF THE PASSION
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