In the middle of the holy Step is the Holy Table. It is called a sacred altar, because on it is the bloodless bloodshed of Christ in perpetuity. The holy banner symbolizes the life-giving Tomb of the Lord through which the true life of the world has gone. Early Christian churches were used as holy tombs. The holy banner usually rests on a pillar, which symbolizes the Church's pillar, Christ, or four poles that symbolize the four evangelists.