Figure 3-29. The Orthodox altar table.
seven-branched candelabrum with small lamps may be used. This may rest on the altar itself
or immediately behind the altar on a stand.
The Table of Oblation (Prothesis)
This is a small altar table inside the sanctuary/chancel which is set to the left of the main
altar against the wall (figure 3-30). Frequently, a military chapel will not have a second altar
table which can be used as a table of oblation so a portable table may be used in its place.
Orthodox holy vessels and communion ware (figures 3-30 and 3-31) are normally kept on this
altar table. Note that special handling may be required for these items. Consult with the
The paten (Diskos)