gospel side


(in some Protestant churches) the left side of a church, facing the altar.
Compare epistle side.

Origin of gospel side

First recorded in 1890–95
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Examples from the Web for gospel side

  • The server took the Missal and bore it to the left, or Gospel-side, of the altar, taking care not to touch the pages of the book.

  • The first on the gospel-side was Pcuchet; but, too much moved, no doubt, he kept swaying his head right and left.