Daily Catholic Quiz – Sacred Space

Question: This is a two part question regarding the space in the church used for the celebration of Holy Mass.

  1. What is the name of the space that contains the Altar and Ambo? _____________
  2. What is the name of the space that contains the pews? _____________

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  1. 1) Sanctuary
    2) Nave

    (I know this thanks to St. Peter Chanel’s awesome Sacrament Preparation Class for First Holy Communion)

  2. Ans: The space that contains the Altar is the Sanctuary. The area that contains the pews is the Nave. It is incorrect to refer to the entire church “worship space” as the Sanctuary.

    Sheila, be sure to give a shout out of thanks to all the catechists when you see them!

    – Deacon Mike

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