altar rail

Also known as

  • communion rail

Article

A rail separating the sanctuary from the body of the church. It is of carved wood, metal, marble, or other precious material, about two and a half feet high.

MLA Citation

  • “altar rail”. New Catholic Dictionary. Saints.SQPN.com. 19 December 2010. Web. 16 September 2014. <http://saints.sqpn.com/altar-rail/>