A question of architecture


#1

When and why did architects start putting the altar to the side rather that front and center? I’ve noticed a number of new parish churches where the altar is placed to the left, as one faces it.
If the Eucharistic celebration is the central function of a church, why would the altar not in the center?


#2

There was recently another thread about this: [thread=117233]Position of altar[/thread].

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