double altar

detail of the double high altar in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Chihuahua, Mexico; photographed on June 2007 by Lyricmac; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsArticle

An altar having a double front so constructed that Mass may be celebrated simultaneously on both sides, often found in churches of religious communities when the community chapel is separate from the one to which others are admitted.

MLA Citation

  • “double altar”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 November 2019. Web. 24 June 2021. <>