The Last Supper

After 1947
Stained glass window
Church of St. Martin of Tours, Los Angeles, California

The ancient tradition of depicting the Last Supper as a Mass continues even into modern times, as the Apostles are shown kneeling before the chalice. The table is pictured both as a modern altar, with a linen cover and a paten, a plate, typically made of gold or silver, used for holding the bread during the Eucharist and sometimes as a cover for the chalice and as an altar rail where the faithful knelt for Communion until the liturgical reforms of 1969.

The church was constructed in 1947, but the window may be from a later date.

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Photographed at the church by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.