Velvet Cover for Altar/Communion Table

Velvet Cover for  Altar/Communion Table
Velvet Cover for  Altar/Communion Table Velvet Cover for  Altar/Communion Table Velvet Cover for  Altar/Communion Table Velvet Cover for  Altar/Communion Table
Product Code: C1002 [ custom-made ]
Price: $299.95



  • a set which consists of a top cover and a slipcover (indítia), both hand-tailored in velvet in the color of your choice
  • both the top cover and the slipcover are unlined
  • the set fits a table with approx. dimensions 4' in width, 4' in length and 40" in height (also available in custom size upon request) 
  • the square top cover is trimmed with metallic-thread galloon and finished with fringe
  • the four sides of the altar cloth (slipcover) drop down to the floor and the front side is adorned with a cross type of your choice


  • a top cover fully-lined in matching hue satin
  • a slipcover fully-lined in matching hue satin
  • a slipcover finished with fringe (at bottom hem)
  • an indítia buttoned on the sides and finished with galloon
  • an indítia ornamented with embroidery (at the front panel, around the cross)
  • a set tailored in a custom size (upon request)


For best fitting, you are welcome to submit your altar/communion table dimensions and request a set a top cover and a slipcover tailored in a custom size  (a price quote is emailed separately).



This set consists of a square top cover and a slipcover that falls to the ground (on all four sides).  The altar table itself may be referred to as either the Holy Table or the Throne (Prestól).

The Holy Table (altar) is normally free-standing, although in very small sanctuaries it might be placed flush against the back wall for reasons of space. They are typically about one meter high, and although they may be made of stone they are generally built out of wood. The exact dimensions may vary, but it is generally square in plan and in reasonable proportion to the size of the sanctuary. It has five legs: one at each corner plus a central pillar for supporting the relics which are placed in it at its consecration (if, however, the consecration was not performed by a bishop, but by a priest whom he delegated for that purpose, relics are not placed in the Holy Table). A plain linen covering (Greek: Katasarkion, Slavonic: Strachítsa) is bound to the Holy Table with cords; this cover is never removed after the altar is consecrated, and is considered to be the "baptismal garment" of the altar. The linen covering symbolizes the winding sheet in which the body of Christ was wrapped when he was laid in the tomb. Above this first cover is a second ornamented altar cloth (Indítia), often in a brocade of a liturgical color that may change with the ecclesiastical season. This outer covering usually comes all the way to the floor and represents the glory of God's Throne. In many churches it is the custom for a dust cover to be placed on the Holy Table between services. This is often a simple red cloth, though it may be made of richer stuff. Sometimes it covers only the Gospel Book or the front half of the Holy Table, but it may be large enough to cover the entire Holy Table and everything on it, including candlesticks and the seven-branch candelabra.
Source: WikipediA

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