Published: 19 November 2007
It is not uncommon for photographers to use the altar as a convenient
place for organising their photographic equipment or to move altar
candles because they might block the faces of the couple in the wedding
video. One photographer even stood on the altar during the signing of
the register to get a bird’s eye view of proceedings! The sacred nature
and symbolic significance of the altar is clearly spelt out in the General Instruction of the Roman Missal.
- Elizabeth Harrington / Liturgy Lines