Three-seat hammered iron Bishop's altar bench with red crushed velvet and decorative cross and scrolls.
73" wide x 24" deep x 58" tall
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This altar bench is also sometimes called a sedilia. Some older examples of sedilias were often set back into the main wall of the church. These were placed at the front of the church, so that the front altar could be accessible for the users of the bench. These included the priest, who sat in the middle and largest chair, the deacon, and the sub-deacon. The seats were covered with green on ordinary days of the liturgical calendar, and purple during the holiday seasons.