Some articles on altar cloths, altar, cloths:
... According to the Catholic Encyclopedia, altar-cloths were commonly used prior to the 4th century ... a decree in the 7th century making the use of altar cloths mandatory ... The use of three cloths most likely began in the 9th century and it is obligatory to do so at the present time, for Roman Catholic churches ...
Famous quotes containing the words cloths and/or altar:
“It breedeth no small offence and scandal to see and consider upon the one part the curiosity and cost bestowed by all sorts of men upon their private houses; and on the other part the unclean and negligent order and spare keeping of the houses of prayer by permitting open decays and ruins of coverings of walls and windows, and by appointing unmeet and unseemly tables with foul cloths for the communion of the sacrament.”
—Elizabeth I (15331603)
“You need make for me only an altar of earth and sacrifice...”
—Bible: Hebrew, Exodus 20:24.