One of my grandchildren goes to a Lutheran school. Today was grandparents day and I got to spend some time at school with him. We went to chapel and of course I did not genuflect and make the sign of the cross as Jesus was not present there. However I did notice a red candle at the side of the sanctuary but did not see a tabernacle.
I know Lutherans believe in the real presence but differently that Catholics do. So I have a couple of questions.
- What does the red candle mean for Lutherans? I know what it means in the Catholic Church.
- What is the real presence belief of the Lutherans? This church is LCMS I believe.
- It appeared there was an alter toward the back of the sanctuary that was covered by a green cloth. Is that an alter where transubstantiation happens?
- Are consecrated hosts retained in a special container like a tabernacle?
I am practicing Catholic and know what all of this in the Catholic Church, please do not try to educated me in Catholicism.