Dark Ages Worship on the Road: Portable Altars by Kim Rendfeld

In an early medieval army, a portable altar was as important as swords and horses.

Used at sickbeds, on Christian missions to pagan lands, and by invading armies, these consecrated altars provided a fitting place for Mass and the wine and the altar bread—the literal presence of Christ—and sometimes the relics of a saint. The message: God is with you.

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