epistle side

noun

Definition of epistle side

: the right side of an altar or chancel as one faces it : south side
  • the priest goes to the epistle side, pours wine into the chalice
  • —C. W. Currier
  • one sees the pulpit o' the epistle side
  • —Robert Browning
used especially of churches in which the Epistle and the Gospel are read or sung from different sides

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