Figure 3-34.-The pulpit.
The Bible stand and the open Bible (see figure 3-36) should be placed on the altar in front of
the cross toward the front of the altar.
NOTE: Many times the Bible is placed on the altar to focus attention on its importance in
the service but this Bible may not actually be used. In this case the Bible may be opened to the
Psalms (middle of the Bible) to give a balanced appearance. Other chaplains may read from the
altar Bible. In this case the passage which is to be read should be marked using a bookmark.
Place the offering plates (see figure 3-37) on each side of the Bible near the front of the altar.
If more than two are used, arrange them in two stacks.
If flowers are used on the altar, they should be placed at the rear corners of the altar on
each side of the cross. If the candles are on the rear corners, the flowers should be placed
between the candles and the cross. Some chaplains prefer to use separate flower stands for the