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ZHERTVENNIK - (Sl.) The Table of Oblation which is against the left wall of the Sanctuary. Here the Proskomedia (preparation of the holy elements) is made before the beginning of the Divine Liturgy. The elements remain on the Zhertvennik until the Great Entrance, when they are taken by the priest through the Royal doors and placed upon the altar.

Orthodox Church of the Mother of God. Mays Landing, NJ 08330

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