My local Newman Center (go figure) has changed the already-ugly church into even more of a pagan setting. They call it “church in the round.” Basically, all the chairs (no kneelers of course) are in a big circle with the altar in the middle. The altar is simply on the same level as the chairs. Is this allowed? I always thought the altar had to be elevated.
I’m hoping to write a letter to the priest there and ask him to elevate the altar, but I need official documentation that this should be done. So, does anyone know what the GIRM or other official guidelines have to say? Please help me out, and provide citations is possible.