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Altar.
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A cubical table placed in the midst of the sanctuary on which the Holy Sacrifice is offered (the Lord's Body and Blood).

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Around the altar there is four pillars that end up with a dome called "ciborium" or "canopy."

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The altar symbolizes the Lord Jesus Christ's grave.

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