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. CatholicSaints.Info. 19 December 2010. Web. 26 April 2015. <http://catholicsaints.info/altar-rail/>