On Sunday when I celebrated Mass at the lovely Mission parish of Nativity of Our Lady built in the 1940’s in Darien, Georgia, I was perplexed as to why the door directly behind the “reredos” was visible to the entire congregation, especially when opened. And to boot, the door is not centered! Quite a distraction for visitors to say the least:
Of course, my OCD kicked in immediately as I tried to figure out ways to remedy the whole thing. Even a nice arched wooden piece, as wide and tall as the door, placed on the reredos behind the tabernacle, would help tremendously.
But then I found a pre-Vatican II photo with the altar attached to the reredos. This is another solution to hide the door, but I suspect there are other simple ways similar to this too:
Apart from the rod iron backdrop, all remains as was, except the altar is pulled forward to the edge of the top predella. The rod iron insert to the attached altar, remains, but now below the tabernacle. As you might be able to see in the photos I took, especially the side view..
What suggestions do you have for hiding the hideous door that is visible to the congregation and not centered, truly offending my OCD!?