The Sanctuary


The High Altar of Saint Paul's Church.

The painted inscription on the retable

The front panels of the Altar depict the victorious Lamb of  God, flanked by the Alpha and Omega. The Lamb is sitting on a book sealed with seven seals, as described in Revelation 5. 


The Icon of Christ the High Priest, to the right of the Altar, is based on a 14th century Serbian  original, which is now in the Dormition Cathedral of the Moscow Kremlin.  This icon, and the Icon of the Sign in the north transept were written in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Relief of the Last Supper on the south wall of the Sanctuary.



St. Paul's has two memorials to The Reverend James De Koven, one of the outstanding figures in the catholic revival of the 19th century:  a pair of brass candlesticks on the retable of the High Altar, and an Altar Service Book (no longer in use) which was given by The Reverend H.G. Batterson, Rector of St. Clement's Church, a well-known Anglo-Catholic parish in Philadelphia.


A monstrance once belonging to Fr. Loren Gavitt, sometime Rector of Grace and Holy Innocents' Church, Albany, NY, is on loan to St. Paul's.  In the service of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, the monstrance displays a consecrated Host (sacramental bread) for the devotion of the Faithful.


A memorial to eleven-year-old William Linsenbarth hangs to the left of the Altar  where he served as an acolyte.

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