Tabernacle (Methodist)

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Methodist Tabernacle in Mathews, Virginia
The tabernacle lies in the center of Indian Fields Methodist Campground. Indian Fields Methodist Campground, Aerial View, SC Route 73, .7 mile from SC Route 15, Saint George vicinity (Dorchester County, South Carolina).jpg
The tabernacle lies in the center of Indian Fields Methodist Campground.

In Methodism (inclusive of the holiness movement), a tabernacle is the center of a camp meeting, where revival services occur. [1] [2] Tabernacles may be constructed in a cruciform-shaped fashion and are most often made of wood. [3] [4] Like the interior of many Methodist churches, in the center of the tabernacle is an altar upon which the Eucharist is consecrated; a pulpit stands near it and is used by preachers to deliver sermons. [3] The area of the tabernacle housing the altar and pulpit is delimited by the mourner's bench. [3] Surrounding the tabernacle itself are usually several cabins and/or tents, where people stay while attending the camp meeting. [4]


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