Place two candlestick assemblies equidistant along or near the rear corners of the altar.
Center one candelabra along or near the rear edge of the altar. The candelabra should be
adjusted to form an inverted "V".
Center the crucifix on the altar, directly in front of the candelabra. (If a floor length
crucifix or a crucifix is affixed to the wall behind the altar, the crucifix will not be placed
on the altar.)
Place a "Liturgy Book" to the left side (congregation's left) of the crucifix but along the
front edge of the altar. The "Liturgy Book" should remain closed on the altar.
NOTE: You, the chaplain assistant, will put the following items on the altar:
Candlestick assemblies (2)
Liturgy Book (black)
The chaplain will put the following items on the altar:
Book of the Gospels
NOTE: Items that are put into place by the chaplain are consecrated items and should not be handled by
you, the chaplain assistant.
PART B - PREPARATION OF THE OBLATION TABLE AND VESTMENT TABLE
Preparation of the Oblation Table.
The following steps are used to prepare the oblation table. Figure 2-4 shows the oblation table prepared
for an Orthodox worship service.