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Carving Out a Sacred Space
The New Altar at a Potomac Church Hearkens to Ancient and Far-Flung Traditions

By Mary Otto
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, July 9, 2005; Page B09

The new altar is made of pale golden marble, quarried from the treeless mountains of Syria where the Apostle Paul is said to have walked 2,000 years ago.

Paul was converted on the road to Damascus, according to the Bible, and he preached in the ancient city of Antioch, where Jesus's followers were first called Christians.

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