Definition of rood screen in English:

rood screen

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Pronunciation: /ˈruːdskriːn
 
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  • A screen, typically of richly carved wood or stone, separating the nave from the chancel of a church. Rood screens are found throughout western Europe and date chiefly from the 14th-16th centuries.
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    • Not just any old rood screen - but probably the best rood screen in all of England.
    • Today the building has interesting features including stained glass windows, a carved rood screen, a pipe organ, a choir vestry and a beautifully carved pulpit.
    • He explains, moreover, the underlying meaning of chancel, altar, liturgy, rood and rood screen - their crucial role in separating parishioners from the stage and drama of the Mass.

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