Church Architecture Daniel zubero and julian coronado 04/27/2017 Ecclesiology

Narthex

Narthex - A term for the foyer or entry way of the church.

Nave

Nave - The place where the congregation gathers for worship.

Sanctuary

Sanctuary - The elevated front part of the church where the service s conducted.

Sacristy

Sacristy - The room in which all of the communion equipment is held.

Tabernacle

Tabernacle - A locked box in which the Eucharist is reserved or stored.

Lamp of the Tabernacle

Lamp of the Tabernacle - A candlestick placed in the sanctuary that, when lit, indicates the presence of the Blessed Sacrament.

Lectern or Ambo

Lectern or Ambo - The podium which the speaker stands.

Pulpit

Pulpit - The stand which the clergy uses to read the gospel and preach the sermon.

Altar

Altar - The table where the bread and wine are consecrated for communion.

Baptismal Font

Baptismal Font - The large bowled surface where baptism is held.

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross - The series of events on the day of Jesus' crucifixion. They are usually located around the walls of the whole church.

Chair for the Priest

Chair for the Priest - The chair where the priest sits. Located in the sanctuary.

Transept

Transept - The area closest to the sanctuary. Reserved for the other clergy members and the choir.

Apse

Apse - The curved, semicircular wall behind the altar.

Dome

Dome - The circular roof of the church.

Ambulatory

Ambulatory - The walking area around the apse or cloister.

Reference

• http://www.kencollins.com/glossary/architecture.htm#apse

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