Lord's Table

One of the doctrinal changes introduced at the Reformation related to the Mass, which was no longer to be regarded as a re-enactment of the death of Christ on the cross.   No longer was the minister to be regarded as a sacrificing priest.   To make this as clear as possible, Cranmer in the new Book of Common Prayer removed all references to an altar, with its sacrificial connotation, and referred to that piece of furniture as the Lord’s Table.   It is the table on which the bread and wine are placed for the service of Holy Communion and at which the minister presides at that service.   See also Articles 28 and 31.

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