An English Chancel - Inside the Rood Screen

An English Chancel - Inside the Rood Screen
Originally uploaded by Aristibule.
The inside of the Altar, behind the Rood Screen, in an English parish church. The decorated roof is the canopy over the altar - note the East window as well. On the northern wall is the aumbry (tabernacle). The long English altar, three steps up, riddel and dossal curtains with iconographic work (probably emroidered) four candles on the riddel posts, two candles on the altar according to the Medieval Roman use. The Sedalia (seats for the ministers) is on the south wall. The two candlesticks upon the pavement are called 'Standards'.

A very appropriate and simply space designed for the worship of the True God.

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