Bye-altar


Bye-altar

A side-altar or bye-altar is an altar that is subordinate to the central or high altar in a church. The term is generally applied to altars that are situated in the bay or bays of the nave, transepts, etc. [web cite|url=http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/03092d.htm|title=Bye-Altar|work=Catholic Encyclopedia] Side-altars may be recessed in a side-chapel, or against a main aisle wall.

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