22 Beautiful Altars Worthy of the Sacrifice of the Mass

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Well, at least as worthy as they can be this side of heaven...

Phil Roussin / Flickr

Some of these altars are in big, famous churches. Other are in small churches that are only locally known. But all of them are beautiful.

[See also: 21 Absolutely Breathtaking Church Ceilings from Around the World]

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Enjoy!

1) St. Stephen’s Cathedral – Vienna, Austria

Tjflex2 / Flickr
Tjflex2 / Flickr

2) St. Sava Serbian Orthodox Cathedral – New York City, NY

Kent G Becker / Flickr
Kent G Becker / Flickr

3) Basilique Notre-Dame – Montreal, Canada

Doug / Flickr
Doug / Flickr

4) St. Stephens Basilica – Budapest, Hungary

Miroslav Petrasko / Flickr
Miroslav Petrasko / Flickr

5) Saint Cecilia’s Church – St. Louis, MO

Jeff Geerling / Flickr
Jeff Geerling / Flickr

6) Iglesia de Santa María Magdalena – Mondéjar, Spain

Marc / Flickr
Marc / Flickr

7) St. Francis Xavier Church – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Tina Monumentalia / Flickr
Tina Monumentalia / Flickr

8) Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church – New Orleans, LA

Phil Roussin / Flickr
Phil Roussin / Flickr

9) St. Pierre Church – Avignon, France

John Kroll / Flickr
John Kroll / Flickr

10) St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church – New York City, NY

Kent G Becker / Flickr
Kent G Becker / Flickr

11) St. Francis de Sales Oratory – Saint Louis, MO

Phil Roussin / Flickr
Phil Roussin / Flickr

12) St. Peter’s Basilica – Vatican City

Isna On/Off / Flickr
Isna On/Off / Flickr

13) St. Turibius Chapel – Columbus, OH

Steve Grant / Flickr
Steve Grant / Flickr

14) St. Jean Baptiste Catholic Church – New York City, NY

Kent G Becker / Flickr
Kent G Becker / Flickr

15) St Augustine’s Church – London, U.K.

David Iliff / Flickr
David Iliff / Flickr

16) Mission Basilica San Juan Capistrano – San Juan Capistrano, CA

Pamla J. Eisenberg / Flickr
Pamla J. Eisenberg / Flickr

17) Basilica del Santisimo Sacramento – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Benjamin / Flickr
Benjamin / Flickr

18) Catedral Basílica Notre-Dame – Ottawa, Canada

Márcio Cabral de Moura / Flickr
Márcio Cabral de Moura / Flickr

19) St. Thomas Church – New York City, NY

Kent G Becker / Flickr
Kent G Becker / Flickr

20) Cathedral of St. Paul – St. Paul, MN

domesticat / Flickr
domesticat / Flickr

21) St. Nicholas Ukranian Greek Catholic Church – Chicago, IL

seanbirm / Flickr
seanbirm / Flickr

22) St. John Cantius Catholic Church – Chicago, IL

DrMartinus / Flickr
DrMartinus / Flickr