Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Holy Communion at Zurich

The close connection between the Word of God and the sacraments is clearly visible through the communion table in the Grossmunster. It is shaped like a wine goblet and, therefore, doubles up as the baptismal font. With the removable wooden lid in place it is the table for the communion service. When communion is not being celebrated, an open Bible is placed on top. It is centrally placed at the front of the Grossmunster. Similar communion tables may be seen in the nearby Fraumunster, St. Peterskirche and Predigerkirke.

The close connection between the pulpit and the communion table is clearly evident in the Grossmunster.

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