• The 12th century choir surmounting the martyeria 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      The oval entry at the bottom of the photo leads to the martyerium. It is surmounted by an altar for contemporary worship. Above that is the 12th century choir and Baldanquin with gold crown and angels standing over the high altar.
    • Adoration of the Magi 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The adoration of the Magi above the high altar was painted by Giacinto Gimignani 1634.
    • Altar above Martyr's Sarcophagus at St. Lorenzo 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The altar elevated above the sarcophagus of the martyr clearly visible from the nave of the church.
    • Altar and chapel for the reserved host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Altar and nave at Sant' Apollinare 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      Side view shot of altar and nave in Sant' Apollinare.
    • Altar and nave of Sant' Apollinare in Classe 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      Altar shown in the nave of Sant' Apollinare. Note the typical early altar with stone legs but now with a box for the relics of the martyr directly under the table top.
    • Altar Hagios, Nikolaos Orfanos 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Shot of the altar, at St. Nicholas Orphanos, through the iconostasis; the Holy Door is open.
    • The altar triptych 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Beneath the crucifix is Mary as queen of heaven with the infant Jesus and four saints including Saint Barbara on Mary's left.
    • The altar triptych 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Medieval triptych in the Church of Brienz
    • Altar, apse, and Bishop's chair 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      Again, the imperial iconography is clear, for even as the Caesar sat in his basilica to deliver the law, and even as every business and governmental transaction to be legal had to take place in a basilica before a ...
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The importance of the Eucharist is manifested by the solidity of the altar/table. It is obvious that it is central to worship and not to be set aside.
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The altar of this church nonetheless presages the renewed emphasis of the altar as also table.
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1968)
      Progression in the veneration of martyrs now begins to bring the remains of the martyr from a catacomb beneath the high altar into the church itself. Here we see the very early form of the altar/table with four stone legs ...
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1988)
      The simple altar/table has the inscription "ichthus" meaning fish but which is the Greek acrostic for "Jesus Christ God's Son Savior."
    • Altar/table 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The table aspect is here accentuated by the void between the two supporting legs. Note the simplicity in the use for material in pulpit and altar/table.
    • Altar/table and chapel for reserved host 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      Central to the Mass is the altar/table with its form giving emphasis to both. While the processional crucifix stands before the altar/table it is flanked on both sides by the six candles for High Mass. Behind the liturgical ...
    • Altar/table and crucifix 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
    • Altar/table and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan) in partnership with Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Michigan), 1986)
      The simple marble pulpit with three legs and a flat surface offers a visually distinct entity for proclamation. The altar/table while a solid block of marble nonetheless has an elegantly incised table on its frontal complete ...
    • Altar/table and tapestry 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      Influenced by the liturgical renewal that later had such an impact on Vatican II the altar/table is indeed a table in appearance.
    • Altar/table, font, and pulpit 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1984)
      From the baptismal font in the foreground, right, one sees the altar on the axis of the church. A pulpit is on the left.