Internal features of the roman catholic church

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The Sanctuary
The main focal point of the church. A raised Platform where most of the main features of the church are found.
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The Altar
It is found in a central position.The sacrifice of mass is offered here and the alter itself represents Christ.At the beginning and end of mass,the priest kisses the alter.It is covered with a white cloth and candles are lit,show the presence of God
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The crucifix
It is in a prominent place on the sanctuary. It reminds people of the link between Jesus' death and the sacrifice celebrated at the altar. it's an important aid to worship.
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The lectern
Because Catholics have such a reverence for the word of God, the lectern is place in a prominent position. It is approached by a number of steps to show its importance and is often decorated.
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The tabernacle
The blessed sacrement is kept here and this allows the preist to take holy communion to the sick at any time and to encourage the worship of Jesus who is truly present in the consecrated bread
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The Sanctuary lamp
A special candle/light that id kept near the tabernacle. it reminds worshipers of the presence of God
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The font
The font is found on the sanctuary to emphasize the communal nature of baptism.
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Paschal Candle
Kept near the font. Used in baptism and funerals to show that the baptized share in the risen light of Jesus
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The confessional box
A place where God's forgiveness is recieved
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The Altar

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It is found in a central position.The sacrifice of mass is offered here and the alter itself represents Christ.At the beginning and end of mass,the priest kisses the alter.It is covered with a white cloth and candles are lit,show the presence of God

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The crucifix

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The lectern

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The tabernacle

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