Church Parts

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Narthex
Covered porch-like structure or an inside area separated from the nave by a screen
Nave
The area where parishioners sit or stand
Crossing
The place where the nave, chancel and transept intersect (often domed)
Transept
The transverse arm of a cruciform church
Sanctuary and Choir
A place where the Tabernacle is kept; separated from the nave with altar rails
Apse
Semicircular or polygonal termination where the altar is located
Altar
The place where the Eucharistic Sacrifice is offered
Pulpit
The podium on the left side of the church as you face the altar from where the Gospel is read
Lectern
The stand on the right side of the church as you face the altar from where the Epistles are read
Ambulatory
A sort of walkway which can be wither inside or outside of a structure
Sacristy
Where sacred vestments, liturgical vessels, etc. are stored