The '''Table of oblation''', ('''Table of preparation''', or '''Prothesis''') is a table in the in the [[Altar|
alter area]] of the church building which is used for the preparation of the bread and wine used at the [[liturgy]]. It is to the left of the alter table, usually in the northeast corner, and illuminated by a single candle. It is usually similar the altar table in style, and decorated with the same color cloths.
On this table the
[[chalice]], [[diskos]], a [[Spear|liturgical knife]], and [[spoon]] are kept. A sponge and cloths for drying the chalice after the liturgy are also kept here also. There are also [[Aer|special covers]] for the chalice and diskos and the [[Asterisk|star]] which holds the cover over the bread on the diskos.
Lists of names
use at the [[ Proskomedia]], and sometimes [[ Icons]] are on the table, or on the wall behind the table. ==External link== *[http://oca.org/OCchapter.asp?SID=2&ID=46 Oblation Table] - The Orthodox Faith by V. Rev. [[Thomas Hopko]]