Example sentences for: altar

How can you use “altar” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • And there is something to startle you in Leigh's crooked, bittersweet little comedy Career Girls . It's called Katrin Cartlidge, and every director should have one--and build an altar to it.

  • Returning to my childhood Catholic parish for Easter Mass a couple of years ago, I was struck by the thought that the service (a term never applied to Catholic worship in my altar boy days in the early 1960s) would have scandalized past pastors.

  • Two superb paintings by an elderly Tintoretto flank the main altar, Gathering of the Manna and an otherworldly Last Supper, in which Jesus administers communion while servants bustle to clear up the dishes.

  • As the Church regained ground, it promoted a more triumphant image, epitomized by the works of Bernini, the most productive of them all: His grandiose Baroque altar in St. Peter’s speaks rather effectively to the time.

  • Interiors were decorated with frescoes in the Byzantine tradition; primitive sculpture of biblical episodes or rural life on the capitals of columns; painted altar front panels; carved wooden crosses, and Madonnas of great purity.

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