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Altar Rail.

Rail at entrance to or within chancel, at which communicants can kneel to receive Communion. Traditional among Scand. Luths., it made its way among other Luths. chiefly in the 20th c. in design it should be as transparent as possible, so as not to present a visual barrier bet. worshipers and altar. Also called communion rail. ACP

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